Common Questions about Mental Impairments From Social Security Judges

While most claims for Social Security disability revolve around physically limiting impairments, some Social Security claimants have mental impairments that can prove just as limiting. Social Security disability claimants with mental impairments will have to think about a slightly different set of issues than claimants with primarily physical impairments when filing their claim with the help of a Waterloo SSD attorney.

Most jobs, even sedentary jobs, have requirements that may be taxing to people with certain mental impairments. At your hearing, the judge or your Waterloo SSD attorney how well you can:

• Remember and carry out direct instructions.
• Make your own judgment calls.
• Adapt to changes in a work setting.
• Deal with supervisors and co-workers.
• Handle stressful situations.

Since every individual handles stress differently, you and your Waterloo SSD lawyer should discuss how to talk about stress and what sorts of things you tend to find stressful in a work situation.

If you have difficulty pinpointing exactly what you find stressful, try going through this list and identifying what is likely to be a source of stress for you.

• Dealing with the public.
• Dealing with co-workers.
• Dealing with managers or supervisors.
• Completing tasks on time.
• Making significant decisions on your own.
• Handling complex tasks.
• Working within a set schedule.
• Dealing with criticism.
• Knowing that your work is being monitored and reviewed.
• Handling the monotony of routine.
• Getting up to go to work everyday.
• Fear of failure.

Regardless of your reasons, if you want to file for Social Security disability, you should consult with your attorney as to how to handle your mental impairment.

For more information, contact Waterloo SSD attorney Hugh Field at (855) 801-1633.