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Do people with cognitive impairments qualify for Social Security?

On Behalf of | Apr 3, 2020 | SSD - Social Security Disability Benefits For Mental Conditions |

Memory and cognitive impairments can affect a person’s mental health including their behaviors such as how they feel, think or act. A person suffering from a condition such as this may experience shifts in their ability to remember things from one moment to the next. The combination of all of these symptoms may make it difficult for someone to hold down a job. If you’re struggling with one of these conditions, then you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) to help you support yourself.

Even if you’ve only been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairments, you may still experience a variety of concerns including impulsive or aggressive behaviors, memory and communication problems, incontinence, a fixation on doing repetitive activities, paranoia, wandering, a lack of motivation and poor judgment. Even though your condition is classified as mild, it’s unlikely that any two days are the same for you.

Individuals who suffer from more profound cognitive impairments such as moderate to severe dementia or Alzheimer’s disease may have difficulties caring for themselves on any level. These individuals may require constant reminders of the consequences of doing certain things, struggle with communication and need around-the-clock assistance to perform everyday tasks such as using the bathroom and eating. Individuals with these serious cognitive impairments generally aren’t fit to work in any capacity.

Some of the best things that you can do if you suspect that either you or a loved one are suffering from a cognitive impairment or memory disorder is to consult with a physician. They’ll be able to perform a battery of tests to determine what the reasons for your cognitive decline are. While many disorders like this may continue to get worse as time progresses, your physician may able able to advise you of some steps that you can take to slow its progression or reverse it altogether.

Most Minneapolis workers are required to memorize things, use their critical thinking skills and to be pleasant with those they interact with. If an employee here in Anoka County is afflicted with cognitive impairment or memory disorder, then doing what’s asked or expected of them may be difficult.

An attorney can advise you of your chances for receiving monthly payments to help you cover your expenses if you’re suffering from one of these conditions and unable to work here in Minnesota.



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