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HOW TO PREPARE FOR SSA’S PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM

WILL THE SSA SEND YOU TO A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM? A psychological exam tells the SSA what they need to know about your mental health. Since your mental health can impact your ability to work, the SSA may send you to a psychological examination. The psychological exam is called a Consultative Examination. If you allege… Read More »

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IQ AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

A low IQ can lead to winning SSD and SSI benefits. For instance, if you have a low IQ, it may prevent you from working. You might know if you have a low IQ because it is hard to learn new things. Or, maybe you cannot keep a job, because you keep getting fired…. Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR DEPRESSION – LISTING 12.04

DEPRESSION IS A DISABILITY Disability benefits for Depression are available if your symptoms are severe under SSA’s Listing 12.04. If your depression prevents you from working for over 12 months, then submit an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & SSI benefits. Learn about how to file an application here. There are two… Read More »

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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental condition that causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. People with a  schizophrenia diagnosis may also hear voices or sounds that are not there. Likewise, they may see things that other people cannot see. If someone is seeing things that aren’t really there, then… Read More »

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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER – DISABILITY UNDER 12.08

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER & DISABILITY BENEFITS Borderline Personality Disorder disability benefits are available if you cannot work for more than 12 months. To determine if you are eligible for benefits for this mental disorder, you need to look at SSA Listing 12.08. Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental condition with inflexible and maladaptive patterns… Read More »

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MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS THE JUDGE MUST CONSIDER

HOW DOES THE JUDGE RATE MENTAL CONDITIONS AT DISABILITY HEARINGS? Mental Impairments are crucial to determining disability. At disability hearings, the ALJ must weigh the medical evidence. By “weigh” the evidence, he or she must determine which evidence to give the most credence too. For example, most SSA files contain evidence from the claimant’s… Read More »

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APPLY FOR SSD BENEFITS WITH CANNON DISABILITY

IF YOU HAVE MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS SEEK HELP TO APPLY FOR SSD BENEFITS Apply for SSD benefits with our law firm, Cannon Disability Law. We understand you need to apply for benefits. But, the SSA’s application process is difficult to understand on your own. The SSA requires you to complete an application form, submit medical… Read More »

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DEPRESSION CAN QUALIFY YOUR FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS

DEPRESSION CAN QUALIFY YOU FOR SSD BENEFITS If you have depression, should you apply for SSD and SSI benefits? The answer is yes. Depression is a common mental ailment that most people suffer at some time during their lives.  Most depression is situational, which means it comes about because of trauma or stress.  For example,… Read More »

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BIDEN’S DISABILITY PLAN

Fortunately, the president of the United States has a disability plan. This is good news for the almost 9 million people receiving disability benefits. Additionally, this is good news for 117,000 spouses and 1.5 million children who also receive disability payments through a family member.  Individuals who qualify for SSD and SSI need is… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER – LISTING 12.10

WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER? Autism is a spectrum condition. This means that there is range to the condition and some people have greater impairments than others. For example, some people with this condition do not use spoken language. However, others have excellent spoken language skills, but may have difficulty understanding what other people mean… Read More »

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SOMATIC DISORDER & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS A SOMATIC DISORDER? A Somatic disorder can become a disability if it prevents you from working a full-time job. Somatic Disorders are physical symptoms that are not explained by a general medical condition. Also, the physical symptoms are not explained by another mental disorder or the direct effects of a substance. Have you… Read More »

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SSA’S INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY LISTING

WHAT IS INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY? Intellectual disability is a term that is used to describe a person who has limits in their mental functioning and in their communication skills, self care skills, and social skills. Children with intellectual limits take longer to learn to speak, walk, and take care of themselves. They have trouble learning in… Read More »

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POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER & WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHO EXPERIENCES POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)? Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often known to occur to Veterans who experience the trauma of war. Many people can have this disease, even if they are not Veterans. Those who experience violence, such as spousal abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, can carry the diagnosis… Read More »

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