Cognitive problems such as those that stem from traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, age-related memory problems, and low I.Q. may qualify a person for Social Security or SSI disability benefits. Social Security evaluates cognitive disorders along with mental disorders and illnesses.
Disability Benefits for Low IQ
The SSA will grant disability benefits based on low IQ scores only if an applicant also has difficulty with work-related functioning.
Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Dementia
Those who have dementia with declines in learning, memory, concentration, or language can often get disability benefits if they meet the requirements outlined by the SSA.
Can We Get Social Security Benefits for a Child With Learning Disabilities?
Many parents wonder whether their child who has been diagnosed with a learning disability will qualify for disability benefits through the SSI program.
Social Security Disability Benefits for Dyslexia
Dyslexia, also called developmental reading disorder (DRD), is broadly defined as a learning disability that affects a person’s reading comprehension.
Can You Get Disability Benefits if Your Child Has ADHD or ADD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is sometimes diagnosed in children who exhibit impulsiveness, inattention, or hyperactivity to a degree that isn't appropriate for their age.
Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits After a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
If you've suffered a traumatic brain injury that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability
Written by a psychiatrist, Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability covers how to get disability for dozens of different types of cognitive problems.
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits
Nolo's book covers Medicare and Medicaid rules for seniors and persons with disabilities as well as long-term care options for seniors needing nursing homes or assisted living.
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