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Add, ADHD, And Disability Benefits

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: November 19, 2014
Social Security

Social Security disability claims based on adult ADD (attention deficit disorder) or adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are very difficult to win. While Social Security judges are receptive to attention deficit disorders in children and teenagers, adults presumably have “outgrown” their symptoms or control their behavior with medications. But the truth is different; adults with attention deficit disorders often find it difficult to focus, remember, and maintain attention. They’re easily distracted and often have problems completing assignments. Medications may help, but medications can also produce unpleasant side effects. If you have been diagnosed with adult ADD or adult ADHD, you’re unable to work, and you need to receive disability benefits in southern California, you’re going to need some help. Speak at once with an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability lawyer.

Adult ADD or ADHD patients are more likely to win Social Security payments if they base their disability claim on some other mental health or physical condition – something in the Social Security Administration’s Listing of Impairments – and list the ADD or ADHD as a secondary basis for disability payments. If no condition exists that is on the official list of impairments, you’re frankly going to have an uphill battle to win benefits. Nevertheless, if you can’t work and you need benefits, speak promptly with an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney.

Don’t give up if you aren’t awarded benefits the first time you apply for them; few people are. More approvals are granted on appeal. At an appeal hearing, your disability attorney can introduce medical documentation, witness statements, and other evidence proving that you’re unable to work. A good disability attorney is familiar with the appeals process and knows what it takes to prevail in an appeal hearing. If you are struggling with maintaining employment in southern California because you suffer from adult ADD or adult ADHD, don’t despair. Instead, get the help you need by consulting immediately with an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability lawyer.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.