Type of Claim: Social Security Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income
Age at onset of disability: 38
Health Impairments: schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, history of alcohol and drug use
Summary of case: Claimant was unable to work due to the severe symptoms of his mental illness. He could not concentrate due to paranoia, hallucinations and delusions. He was receiving mental health treatment that included several medications and frequent therapy sessions.
Result: Fully favorable decision after a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge who found that the claimant met the requirement of Listing 12.03.
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Social Security considers you to be disabled when you have a serious medical condition that prevents you from working. To determine whether a person is
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a safety net for certain individuals with low income and little assets. SSI provides money so these people can meet
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program offering monthly income to disabled American workers. When you suffer from an illness or injury that
Yes in limited circumstances. Otherwise, you must file an SSI application over the phone or in person at your local Social Security Office. At this