November 29, 2017

Four types of evidence used by the Social Security Administration in evaluating psychological disorders

If you suffer from a debilitating psychological condition such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or other mental illness, you may be eligible for disability benefits.   The Social Security Administration (SSA) has an extensive list of these disorders.  In general, these disorders must meet two out of three areas of requirements: a) medical evidence indicating that your condition meets certain medical criteria and b) functional criteria assessment as set forth by the SSA, and C) criteria used to evaluate severe and persistent mental disorders.  Category A and either category B or C must be fulfilled in order for you […]