The answer is you might be able to get Social Security Disability because you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The diagnosis alone is not enough to entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits. You have to be under the treatment with a medical specialist, a psychiatrist and hopefully also a psychologist or a therapist. You have to have a condition that is not well controlled by medication. That means that even though you are following all the directions that your doctor gives you and taking your medicine the way you are supposed to, and keeping all of your appointments, that your condition is not controlled and is preventing you from working for at least a year.
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Social Security Disability Blog Posts:
Johnstown OHO: What You Need to Know.
The Office of Hearings Operations also referred to as OHO, is the Social Security office that is responsible for the management of Social Security Disability hearings. When a claim is denied at the
Raising Lupus Awareness
May is Lupus Awareness Month to help alert people to this chronic disease that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. Lupus is often called "The Cruel Mystery" because there is not much known as far
Economic Income Payments for Social Security Recipients.
Economic Income Payments for Social Security Recipients’ Dependents. Recipients of Social Security Benefits will receive COVID-19 economic stimulus checks automatically; however, if you have
Why Now Is The Time To Apply For SSD Benefits
Do you or a loved one feel it's necessary to stop working due to your disabilities? The holidays are a time for gathering and catching up with friends and family. Sometimes one doesn't realize the
Social Security Disability FAQ:
What Is The Elimination Period For Social Security Disability Benefits?
Even after the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your application for disability benefits, you may still have to wait a while before you receive your first check in the mail. This is
How Long Does It Take to Start Recovering Social Security Benefits?
How long it takes to start recovering Social Security benefits varies from case to case. It is a question many people have as it is difficult to support yourself or your family when you are unable to
Is My Age a Factor in Obtaining SSD Benefits?
Yes, your age is a factor when Social Security decides whether or not to award you Social Security Disability Benefits. The basic framework is, the older you are the more difficult vocationally it is
My doctor says I am disabled. Is that enough to qualify for SSD benefits?
If your doctor just makes a statement that you are disabled that is generally not enough for you to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits or SSI. What happens is Social Security evaluates