55-Year-Old Homeless Man with Schizophrenia is Awarded Social Security Disability Benefits2018-01-26T22:57:26+00:00

Lawrence Randall is a 55-year old-homeless male who was awarded social security disability benefits for psychological disabilities including schizophrenia. He worked as a prep cook from 1978 to 1981. He has organic mental disorders with cognitive disorder. Mr. Randall also has effective disorders with schizophrenia, paranoia, psychosis, and auditory, visual, and olfactory hallucinations. Due to these mental disabilities, he has been homeless and unable to obtain employment since 1997.

An initial application was filed with the Social Security Administration to obtain disability benefits. His initial application was denied, as well as a request for reconsideration. It was determined that while Mr. Randall did suffer from disabilities that caused some restriction he was still able to perform work. Lawrence Randall retained the Law Office of Neil H. Good to represent him in his social security disability hearing. Attorney Good filed for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on Mr. Randall’s behalf.

Attorney Good outlined Mr. Randall’s case to the ALJ. Mr. Randall has a history of physical examinations and tests that demonstrate the presence of a specific organic factor, which was judged to be related to the abnormal mental state and loss of previously acquired functional abilities. He has loss of specific cognitive abilities or effective changes and medically documented presence of memory impairment (short-term, intermediate, or long-term), as well as perceptual disturbances.

Mr. Randall also suffered from schizophrenic, paranoid, and other psychotic disorders. He has the onset of psychiatric features with deterioration from a previous level of functioning. Mr. Randall has medically documented delusions and/or illogical thinking. He has depressive syndrome with medically documented instances of sleep disturbance, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, and delusions or paranoid thinking. These cumulative mental disorders cause marked restriction of activities of daily living, social functioning, and maintaining concentration, persistence or pace. It also results in an inability to function outside a highly supportive living arrangement.

Mr. Randall has been treated for his mental disorders, yet he still has not received relief from his maladies. The mental impairments not only made any vocational pursuits impractical for Lawrence Randall, they also made daily activities and social functions unrealistic.

The Social Security Administration awarded Lawrence Randall Social Security benefits. They ruled that Mr. Randall was not able to perform his past relevant work. His mental disabilities impeded his ability to do all work.

If you are suffering from similar medical conditions or have a disability/impairment that has rendered you unable to work, contact Neil H. Good online or call toll-free #866-352-5238 to schedule your free case evaluation to discuss your specific health condition and your SSDI eligibility.