Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Requirements for Disability

Applications for disability

Tips and Advice for Disability

How long does Disability take?

Winning Disability Benefits

Common Claim Mistakes

Mental Disability Benefits

Denials for Disability

Appeals for denied claims

Disability Benefits from SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Child Disability Benefits

Qualifications, Qualifying

Working and Disability

Disability Awards, Notices

Hiring Disability Lawyers

List of Disability Conditions

What SSA finds disabling

SSD SSI Medical Evidence

Filing for Disability

Eligibility for Disability

SSD SSI Definitions

Questions and Answers

SSDRC Disability Blog

Social Security Disability SSI and Mental Conditions

Return to: Social Security Mental Disability Benefits

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.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria