Posts made in October 2017

Mental Conditions that Could Qualify for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability OregonMany physical disabilities qualify for social security disability benefits, but there are also mental disabilities that can qualify as well. The list includes everything from mental disorders to neurodevelopmental disorders. Below we have compiled a list of three mental disorders that could potentially qualify.

Bipolar/Depressive Disorders- With the uncontrollable ups and downs, it can be impossible to provide for yourself. Some common causes could be biological, environmental, psychological or a combination of all three.

Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorders– Those who have Schizophrenia tend to hallucinate and have delusions, which can hinder their capability of having a job and providing for themselves.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders- People who have a neurodevelopmental disorder might not be able to communicate due to brain dysfunction, thus rendering them unable to provide proper care for themselves.

There are additional mental conditions not listed above, which is why it is important to include all of your disabilities physical and mental, when applying for disability benefits. If your family member or loved one meets one of these criteria, you can trust Richard Sly, Attorney at Law, to assist you with social security disability in Oregon. If you have questions about other mental disabilities, you can give Mr. Sly a call at (503) 676-6162 right now.

Physical Disabilities that Could Qualify for Social Security Disability Part 2

Portland Disability LawyersIn our previous post, we discussed some physical disabilities that qualify for disability benefits. We could not cover all of the disabilities because the list is very long. In this post, we will include three additional disabilities below.

Heart Disease/Cardiovascular Conditions- When it comes to your heart, you should not mess around. Cardiovascular conditions can limit your work abilities, so that is why it is on this list.

Traumatic Brain Injury-(Commonly known as TBI) A traumatic brain injury can affect someone’s ability to work and to care for themselves. If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI, you should contact our office right away.

Respiratory Disease- If you have trouble breathing, it can hinder your ability to work and complete daily activities.

When it comes to your health or your loved one’s health, you should not risk it. We understand the stress of not being able to provide for yourself, so we are here to help you. Cardiovascular conditions, TBIs, and respiratory diseases are just a couple more physical disabilities that could potentially qualify for social security disability benefits. If you are interested in the full list, you can call Portland disability lawyers in our law firm at (503) 676-6162 right now.

Physical Disabilities that Could Qualify for Social Security Disability Part 1

Disability Lawyer Longview WAThe list of physical disabilities that can qualify one for social security disability benefits is almost endless. However, your condition must prevent you from working. If you have been injured or infected with a disease, you may also qualify for benefits, if you are unable to resume daily activities for a minimum years’ time. Here at the offices of Richard Sly, Attorney at Law, we want to help you understand which physical and mental disabilities could potentially qualify for benefits. Keep reading to learn more about examples of disorders that can be “disabling”.

Back, Neck, or Spinal Cord- Whether this condition is temporary or permanent, you could receive benefits due to a back, neck, or spinal cord injury. If you are suffering from one of these injuries, you should call us.

Multiple Sclerosis- This condition is also known as MS. Common symptoms of this progressive disease include severe fatigue, numbness, and speech impairment.

Fibromyalgia- This condition causes severe pain all over the body making it very difficult to continue working. The slightest touch can be very painful.

Remember every case is different and there is not a guarantee you will receive benefits. You can depend on us to be your disability lawyer in Longview, WA and help you with the filing process. Reach out to our law firm by calling us at (503) 676-6162 to schedule a consultation with Mr. Sly or if you have additional questions about which physical disabilities qualify for disability benefits.