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Social Security Disability SSI and Mental Conditions

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Proving Functional Limitations and why this is Important on a Disability Case
Functional limitations are a huge part of the Social Security Disability and SSI evaluation process. What is a functional limitation?

Are SSI and Social Security Disability Requirements Tougher For Mental Claims?
From my experience as a Social Security Disability examiner, I think that the evaluation of mental limitations is often more subjective than the evaluation of physical impairments.

Social Security Administration Mental Consultative Exam (CE)
Social Security uses mental consultative examinations to evaluate a variety of mental disorders and conditions.

Is getting Social Security Disability easier for mental or physical problems?
The strength of most claims has little to do with the specific illness or impairment that has been alleged.

Social Security Disability, SSI and Mental Testing
Mental CEs are given by either psychiatrists or psychologists, depending on the type of examination scheduled: a psychiatric examination, psychological exam/IQ test.

Can You qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI on the basis of anxiety or panic attacks?
For individuals with anxiety and panic attacks it is important to have an established mental health history.

Should I List My Past Depression Medications on My Social Security Disability or SSI Application?
When it comes to filing for disability, you should include any information that can help an examiner understand the full impact of your medical condition on your ability to work.

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