Disability Benefits For Alzheimer’s Disease

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, May 22, 2017.

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June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disease that results in progressive cognitive decline. Short-term memory loss is the first symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, which becomes more severe as the disease worsens. Alzheimer’s disease affects all aspects of a person’s life such as problem-solving, speech, recognition abilities, and behavior. At the late stages of Alzheimer’s symptoms may include the inability to walk, feed oneself, and recognize family members. Depending on the stage of the disease, an individual can be awarded Social Security disability or SSI disability benefits. As your local Social Security Attorney in Rockford, we have compiled some basic information to help you get started on your application.

Meeting The Requirements Of The Alzheimer’s Disability Listing

The Social Security disability listing for Alzheimer’s disease evaluates the severity of the disease and other forms of dementia. To meet the requirements, the applicant must prove that he or she has one of the following:

  • Inability to remember either new information or past events
  • Disturbances in mood or changes in personality
  • Disorientation as to the time or place

The above must result in severe problems that include at least two of the following:

  • Getting along with others
  • Focusing on and completing tasks
  • Tasks of daily living (eating, shopping, cooking, taking the bus, and personal hygiene)
  • Recurring episodes of decompensation

Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits

Do you meet the requirements for the Social Security listing for Alzheimer’s disease? Or maybe you are not sure if you meet the requirements? Your local Social Security Attorney in Rockford is ready to help you. Don’t fight your Social Security Disability claim alone, call (847) 299-0008 today!

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