How Social Security Analyzes Mental Impairments

When evaluating a claim based on mental illness, the Social Security Administration requires a diagnosis of a mental impairment as well as proof of functional impairment which results from the mental impairment. Functional impairments are divided into four main categories and an individual must demonstrate they suffer from marked impairment in at least two categories […]

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Mental Illness and Impairments

Rules for evaluating mental illness or impairments Social Security has specific rules for evaluating mental illness or mental impairments. They look at such impairments in terms of both symptoms (A Criteria) and functional limitations (B Criteria). They also include an alternate means of assessing severity by looking at conditions which are chronic in spite of […]

Physical & Mental Impairment

Physical & Mental Impairments There are many impairments that can qualify you for your social security insurance claim. Some of them include: Learning Disabilities Cancer Cardiac Impairments Mental Impairments Seizure Disorders For more information about ailments, impairments or disorders, click here. Contact us today fora free evaluation. We have licensed attorneys torepresent clients in Utah, […]

Mental or Physical examinations scheduled by The Social Security Administration

Mental or Physical examinations scheduled by The Social Security Administration When seeking Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, in  many claims, the Social Security Administration will schedule Consultative Examinations for you.  It will then use the results to help them determine the severity of your impairments.  Consultative examinations are conducted at the request […]

Supplemental Security Income (SSI): What is it? How Do I Apply for SSI?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI): What is it?  How Do I Apply for SSI? Supplemental Security Income is a program for low income individuals to receive cash assistance.  The program is a safety net for individuals who do not have a strong prior work history.  If you are disabled or blind and have limited income and […]

How Social Security determines if your impairment is disabling

There are very few conditions that are considered disabling with just a diagnosis. The majority of impairments are evaluated by determining if they cause functional impairment which meets specific rules or which would be significant enough to preclude an individual from engaging in full time employment.   Functional Impairments A functional impairment is a physical […]

The Difference between VA Disability Benefits and Social Security Benefits

The Difference between VA Disability Benefits and Social Security Benefits Many veterans find the differences between the VA Disability Program and the Social Security Disability Insurance Program (SSDI) confusing.  First off, veterans should know that these programs, though both run by the federal government, differ in terms of eligibility, the burden of proof required, and […]

Helpful Information

Helpful Information Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits are available for individuals who have been or are expected to be unable to work for at least twelve months due to either physical or mental impairments.  If an illness or impairment is expected to end in death an individual is also entitled to disability […]

Social Security In The News

Social Security In the News Recently, you may have heard some negative stories about Social Security’s disability programs in the news. Some news outlets have described Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income as just another way for people to get something for nothing. However, these stories are not necessarily true and, in fact, most […]

Compassionate Allowances: The Fast Track

When someone has applied for disability from the Department of Social Security, one of the hardest parts is the waiting game. The government is notorious for being slow to do anything and reviewing cases that could potentially qualify for disability is no exception. Fortunately, there is a fast-track available. For people to qualify for the […]