Andrew Harris is a 46-year-old male who was awarded SSDI benefits for multiple psychological disorders. He worked in April 2009 for a cleaning company. In 2007 he worked in retail stores as a stocker and cashier. Prior to this he worked in assembly and as a fork lift operator at factories. Mr. Harris has a history of coronary artery disease with stent, low back pain, migraines and headaches, hypertension, and asthma. He was in two car accidents in 1993 and 1996. In addition, Mr. Harris has depression, auditory hallucinations, bipolar disorder, and anti-social personality disorder.
Andrew Harris filed an application with the Social Security Administration to obtain disability benefits. His initial application was denied as well as his request for reconsideration. The Social Security Administration indicated that while they recognize that Mr. Harris did suffer from some restrictions in his ability to perform his job they stated that he was still able to perform work. Andrew Harris retained the Law Office of Neil H. Good to represent him before the Social Security Administration. Attorney Good filed for a hearing before an Administration Law Judge (ALJ) on behalf of Mr. Harris.
Attorney Good outlined Mr. Harris’s case to the ALJ. Mr. Harris suffers from migraines and headaches. He also suffers from hypertension and asthma. In addition to Mr. Harris’s physical disabilities he also suffers from mental disabilities that impede his ability to perform work. Mr. Harris has a medically documented persistence of sleep disturbance, and thoughts of suicide and hallucinations which result in delusions or paranoid thinking. He also suffers from manic syndrome which is characterized by a decreased need for sleep as well as involvement in activities that have a high probability of painful consequences.
Moreover, Mr. Harris is afflicted from bipolar syndrome. These cumulative mental disabilities result in marked restriction of activities of daily living, social functioning and maintaining concentration, persistence or pace. Attorney Good indicated to the ALJ that in spite of treatment from medical professionals Mr. Harris has not had relief from his maladies. Mr. Harris is still seeking treatment for his disabilities. The physical disabilities in tandem with the mental impairments not only made any vocational pursuits impracticable for Andrew Harris they made daily activities and social functions unrealistic.
The Social Security Administration awarded Andrew Harris Social Security benefits. They ruled that Mr. Harris was not able to perform his past relevant work. A combination of his physical and mental disabilities impeded his ability to do all work.
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