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Category Archives: MENTAL DISABILITY

IQ AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

Your IQ can lead to winning disability benefits? If you have a low IQ, you may not be able to work. 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. Perhaps you are not… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR DEPRESSION – LISTING 12.04

Disability benefits for Depression are available under Listing 12.04 from the Social Security Administration. If your depression prevents you from working for over 12 months, then submit an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & SSI benefits. If you are unable to work, then you may be eligible for disability insurance. This is… Read More »

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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental impairment 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 disability benefits. Millions of people suffer from Depression, yet still manage to go to work and function in their daily lives.  Many people are diagnosed with Depression or Bipolar Disorder, but their symptoms are controlled with medication. Therefore, they are able to work.  When depressive symptoms become so severe… Read More »

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BIDEN’S DISABILITY PLAN

Fortunately, the future president of the USA, Joe Biden, 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… 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 disorder 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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DISABILITY FOR SOMATIC DISORDER – LISTING 12.07

WHAT IS A SOMATIC DISORDER? Have you ever had physical pain and gone to the doctor, only to be told that there is no reason for your pain? If you feel physical pain every day and there is no objective reason for your pain, you may have a somatic disorder. Somatic disorders require a… Read More »

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SSA’S INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY LISTING

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY AND WINNING SSD AND SSI BENEFITS SSA has a listing for intellectual disability. The Social Security Administration recognizes that people with Intellectual Disabilities may not be able to work and their IQ deficits can result in severe disabilities. Under SSA’s List of Impairments, intellectual disability is defined under listing 12.05 as follows: INTELLECTUAL… Read More »

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POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER & WINNING DISABILITY

WHO EXPERIENCES POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)? Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with 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 of PTSD…. Read More »

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