Mental Disorders

Social Security Disability Qualifications - Mental Disorders
Contact Scott D. Lewis if you have mental conditions that may qualify you for Social Security Disability.

How does the Social Security Administration Evaluate a Mental Disorder?

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) evaluation of a disability on the basis of a mental disorder is based on the following:

  1. Documentation of a medically determinable impairment(s);
  2. Degree of limitation that the impairment(s) may have on the claimant’s ability to work; and
  3. The determination of whether these limitations have lasted or are expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.

What are some categories of Mental Disorders?

The following categories of mental disorders are described more in depth on the SSA’s website:

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