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Cognitive dysfunction is a complication that can result from many different medical or mental conditions. Because of the wide variety of causes, it can be difficult to recognize and treat cognitive dysfunction or impairment. This makes it even more difficult to function with the impairment, which can be challenging in its own right. If you experience severe cognitive dysfunction that is preventing you from working, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are paid to disabled workers who can no longer work due to a disability expected to last at least 12 months, or result in death. These benefits can make a hugely positive impact on your financial situation. When your disability prevents you from working like you used to, and results in high medical bills, making ends meet can be very difficult. SSD benefits are designed to alleviate some of that financial stress that is caused by your disabling condition.
When Does Cognitive Dysfunction Qualify for SSD?
Cognitive dysfunctions take many forms, and can be related to a multitude of other conditions, such as depression, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and memory disorders. Some of these related conditions are severe enough to be considered disabilities, qualifying you for benefits if you can prove you have certain symptoms and complications.
You may also qualify for SSD benefits if your cognitive dysfunction or impairment is caused by an organic mental disorder. These disorders cause psychological or behavioral abnormalities due to brain dysfunction, and often lead to cognitive dysfunction. Your organic mental disorder may be automatically considered a disability, if you can meet the criteria listed by the Social Security Administration for the disorder. To qualify under the organic mental disorder listing, you will need to prove through medical evidence that you experience certain symptoms and complications due to the disorder.
If your cognitive dysfunction does not meet the requirements for the organic mental disorder listing, you may still qualify to receive SSD benefits due to your inability to work. Many cognitive dysfunctions can seriously impact your ability to work or function during daily activities. If that is the case, your condition could be deemed a disability, qualifying you to receive SSD benefits.
If you have been denied disability for Cognitive Dysfunction or Impairment you may still qualify for benefits. Contact an experienced Social Security disability attorney at 512-454-4000
Disability Attorneys Help Texans Get SSD
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a condition resulting in cognitive dysfunction, call the Law Offices of Bemis, Roach & Reed today. You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits due to cognitive dysfunction or impairment. Applying for disability benefits without legal help can be exhausting and time-consuming, especially when you are trying to cope with your disabling condition. Another unfortunate aspect of dealing with a disability is that long term disability insurance providers notoriously deny claims for disabled claimants. If your long term disability claim was denied due to your cognitive dysfunction, or you want to apply for SSD benefits, call our attorneys today. We serve clients in the Austin, Texas area and throughout Travis County, Central Texas, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, and Dallas/Fort Worth. Contact us now for a free initial consultation.