Social Security Disability Benefits for Intellectual Disability
If a loved one suffers from an intellectual disability or mental retardation, then Social Security disability benefits may be available. To learn what your loved one's rights are, you should immediately consult with a Brooklyn disability law firm. Social Security Disability Benefits Based on Intellectual Disability/Mental Retardation
There is a set of criteria that must be met under Social Security Administration (SSA) in order to qualify for disability benefits. Depending on the severity of the medical condition, these monthly benefits could be available and help to offset lost income. According to SSA, mental retardation is defined as significant impairment in intellectual functioning with a shortage of adaptable behavior being evident before the age of 22. To establish if an individual meets the criteria, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) is administered and then analyzed by a qualified medical professional (such as a psychologist or psychiatrist).
Some people may be unable to take this test due to the severity of their condition. In this instance, medical reports that describe physical and intellectual functioning can be analyzed. What can make determining eligibility for Social Security disability benefits more difficult in this area is that there isn't concrete evidence available, as in other types of medical conditions. For instance, there isn't a way of capturing the disability through imaging or an x-ray. This can make the claim for benefits more challenging to process.
However, with the help of an experienced Brooklyn disability law firm, your loved one's chances at receiving benefits can increase. An attorney who handles these types of cases knows the kind of medical evidence that will be helpful, along with other documentation that can improve your chances at having a favorable outcome. How a Brooklyn Disability Law Firm Can Help
Applying for Social Security disability benefits in general can be difficult. There are a lot of forms and paperwork to be completed and deadlines that must be met. Additionally, you will need to provide ample evidence that supports your claim of disability.
Unfortunately, most initial claims for disability benefits are rejected, so while the process may have already taken a long period of time, it is further delayed. However, if you seek help from an attorney who handles Social Security cases, you can increase your chances of having the initial application accepted.
If you are denied disability benefits, then an attorney can also help you through the next step of appealing your claim. Contacting a Brooklyn Disability Law Firm
Decker Decker Dito & Internicola, LLP the New York Social Security Disability Law Firm. If you have suffered an injury or illness and unable to work, contact Social Security Disability LawyerFrank J. Dito, Jr., Esq. at 800. 976. 4904. Mr. Dito is an experienced trial and disability lawyer who represents disabled and injured individuals and their families in getting the benefits that they deserve. Frank is the author of "A Lawyers Guide to Car Insurance", the publisher of the "New York Injury Law Blog" and he is a frequent speaker regarding the recovery of benefits and the preservation of rights resulting from accidents and work place injuries. If you or a family member has a question about disability benefits contact disability lawyer Frank J. Dito, Jr. to discuss your legal rights and how he can assist you in obtaining the benefits you deserve.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE REPORT
"The 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Filing a Social Security Disability Claim"
Click Hereto Download the Free, No Obligation Report by Frank J. Dito, Jr.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website is provided for general educational purposes only, should not be relied on as legal advice and does not serve to create an attorney client relationship. In utilizing this website you acknowledge that there is no attorney client relationship between you and Frank J. Dito, Esq. and that the information contained on this site does not and cannot serve as a replacement for the competent legal advice of a licensed attorney in your state. The content of this website is subject to the Copyright of its author, Frank J. Dito, Esq.