Alzheimers Disease: Social Security Disability
Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive brain dysfunction and the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s affects brain cells and causes cognitive difficulties including loss of memory. Alzheimer’s can significantly affect one’s ability to work. The disease causes victims to become severely forgetful, often becoming confused and lost in familiar places. If you are younger than 65 years old and have past work experience you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. If you or a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease call Freedom Disability today at (866) 761-5942 for a free evaluation with one of our Disability Advocates. Our Advocates can help determine if your condition is likely to result in a successful Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application. If you do qualify, we can provide you with the assistance that you need to begin receiving cash benefits as soon as possible. If you have previously been denied benefits, but feel your condition makes you eligible, be sure to contact Freedom as soon as possible to begin the process of receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
Alzheimer’s Qualifying Symptoms
Claimants applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for Alzheimer’s are typically approved with symptoms common to dementia and many other mental health disabilities. These symptoms include:
- Episodes of decompensation in which there is an increase in signs and symptoms, accompanying a loss of functioning. This causes difficulties in performing everyday activities, inability to maintain social relationships, and inability to maintain concentration, persistence or pace when performing tasks.
- Episodes requiring an increase in treatment or relocation to a less stressful situation
- Medical records proving a sudden significant increase in medication or the need for a more structured psychological support system
- Episodes must be documented at least three episodes within one year (on average of one every four months) and lasting for at least two weeks. If your episodes differ in frequency or length, your Freedom Disability Advocate will assist you in determining if they are of equal severity.
If you feel your condition has or will prevent you from working for at least twelve consecutive months, and believe you deserve Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, call Freedom Disability today at (866) 761-5942 for a free evaluation with one of our professional Disability Advocates. Our Advocates can help determine if your condition is likely to result in a successful SSDI application. If you do qualify, we can provide you with the assistance that you need to get the benefits that you deserve. At Freedom we are experienced in submitting Alzheimer’s Disability applications and will assist you in gathering all necessary medical documents to support your claim.
The foregoing information is based on published materials from the Social Security Administration (“Disability Evaluation Under Social Security”). It is meant to serve as an introduction to some of the factors used by the SSA in evaluating cases. It is no way comprehensive. While Freedom Disability can help you prepare an effective application for benefits, only the SSA can determine whether or not you qualify. For more information call Freedom today at (866) 761-5942.