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ADHD and Social Security Disability Benefits


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6/13/2012
Manfred Ricciardelli
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Because Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can cause severe symptoms that can interfere with holding a job, you can qualify for Social Security disability. You must be able to prove that your condition prevents you from functioning normally in a work environment. So even if you have an official diagnosis of ADHD, you still have more work to do to prove that you have a valid claim. 

Because ADHD can range from mild to severe, you will need evidence from sources who can attest to the severity of your condition. Your claim should include documentation from: 

  • medical doctors;
  • psychologists; and
  • teachers. 

The types of documentation you should include are: 

  • your specific diagnosis;
  • how it affects your daily activities;
  • the types of medication you take; and
  • records showing you had ADHD symptoms as a child (such as school records showing hyperactivity, poor academics or poor attendance). 

If you have trouble filing a claim, a Morristown Social Security lawyer can help. Social Security lawyers have extensive experience in Social Security disability claims and will ensure that all required paperwork is included in your claim. 

Once you file your claim, it may take four months to receive a decision. If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal. 

If you have ADHD and want to file a Social Security disability claim, you need legal help. Contact Morristown Social Security lawyer Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., LLC. He has 20 years of experience protecting the rights of New Jersey residents. Contact him today at 1-877-360-0183.



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