After you got into an accident, you noticed changes in yourself. You'd forget lengths of time completely. You'd forget words and have trouble speaking.
If you're struggling with an illness or disability, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD). There are dozens of conditions that qualify individuals for this benefit. The illnesses and disabilities are listed out by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If a medical condition isn't on the list, that doesn't mean someone can't get benefits, but it may make it more difficult to do so.