Medical Conditions

Ask a Lawyer: Could I get SSI for anxiety disorder??

by Patrick Spencer June 9, 2011
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We received a question from a young woman suffering from anxiety disorder. She wants to know if she can get social security disability based on her mental illness. Q: Could I get SSI for anxiety disorder?? I am 22 years old and I cannot work anywhere because my disorder prevents me from being in crowds […]

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BiPolar Disorder and Social Security Benefits

by Patrick Spencer January 14, 2010

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong mood disorder that causes extreme swings in mood — from manic highs to depressive lows. To be diagnosed with bipolar disorder you must have experienced a high period (mania or hypomania). Most people with bipolar disorder experience more lows than highs. These lows are known as “bipolar depression.” The symptoms […]

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Can I Get Social Security Benefits for Migraine Headaches?

by Patrick Spencer January 6, 2010

Yes you can. With the proper case preparation and documentation, it is possible to convince Social Security that you cannot work due to your migraine headaches. What you need to prove that you cannot work due to migraines: documentation from your doctor verifying the frequency and severity of the migraines, documentation from yourself in the […]

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