Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. For some depression severely and negatively impacts their ability to fully participate in activities of daily living and leaves them unable to work. Individuals who suffer severe depression may be eligible for social security disability benefits.
The Social Security Administration(SSA) disability listings include 11 mental health conditions that are eligible for SSD benefits, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety. But it takes more than simply being diagnosed with a mental health disorder to be eligible for SSD benefits.
To qualify for SSD benefits based on a diagnosis of spinal stenosis, applicants must meet each of the criteria listed in the SSA’s disability blue book, with appropriate imaging to support the diagnosis and its negative effect on the ability to work. Do you suffer from Spinal Stenosis and are you considering applying for SSD Benefits? Learn more about the process in this blog post.
Though difficult, it is possible to successfully obtain disability benefits for anxiety. This can be done by either meeting or exceeding the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) criteria for anxiety or through a medical-vocational allowance.
To qualify for disability benefits due to an eye disorder you must be able to show that the condition is expected to last 12 or more months. Here are common eye problems that may qualify for disability benefits.
Many of the accidental injuries lead to short- and long-term disabilities. In fact, 25% of 20-year-olds can expect to be out of work for at least one year or more due to a disability, potentially making them eligible for social security disability insurance benefits.
Eligibility for SSD benefits based on a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder is not automatic. The Social Security Administration has specific criteria, applicants must meet to qualify for SSD benefits. Learn more about qualifying for social security disability and supplemental security income with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Although the application process for vision loss benefits is the same as other disabling conditions, there are some differences to be aware of when applying for disability benefits based on blindness or vision loss.
Scoliosis causes an S- or C-shaped curve in the spine and can vary from mild to severe. Is scoliosis a disability? The answer is yes and no. Here is what you need to know if you’re considering filing a scoliosis disability claim.
We’re frequently asked whether narcolepsy is a disability that can qualify for social security disability (SSD) benefits. The answer is yes, though it’s more difficult than with other disabilities.