Learning disabilities may be more commonly recognized in young children, but the effects on adults should not go overlooked. An individual may learn to adapt, but the condition will always be part of his or her life. It can affect the ability to obtain and keep a job. If you or a loved one struggles to maintain employment while dealing with a learning disability, there are disability benefits options. Contact a legal professional like the Law Office of Sheryl Mazur for help.
Types of Learning Disabilities
Learning disability covers a broad range of mental health concerns. They can range from mild to severe, and each individual's circumstances are unique. This makes it especially important for the applicant to have a regular physician who understands his or her individual needs.
Learning disabilities affect how a person understands and applies knowledge. They are often accompanied by several other conditions, including the following:
- Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
- Mental retardation
- Impulse control
- Development delays
Although conditions are often detected in childhood, it is not unheard of for an adult to be diagnosed, particularly when symptoms are mild. In some circumstances, mental disability may be the result of an illness or accident, which can happen at any age.
Related conditions include:
- Parkinson's disease
- Alzheimer's disease
Disability Benefits Applications
For those with a learning disability or other mental health condition, the application process for disability benefits can be a daunting prospect. Attention to detail is critical, both in providing information and meeting deadlines. Supporting documentation such as IQ testing and other mental health testing must demonstrate the severity of the disorder, and a record of employment challenges helps prove disability. A disability attorney can be an excellent advocate under these circumstances.
The Law Office of Sheryl Mazur
Some people choose to apply for benefits on their own. Others prefer to work with a legal professional or non-lawyer advocate during the initial application. Because many first-time applicants are denied benefits, it is often necessary to hire an attorney during the appeals process. Choosing to work with an attorney from the beginning may strengthen your claim.
The Law Office of Sheryl Mazur is built on a foundation of helping those who are disabled. Sheryl Mazur has over 30 years of experience working with many types of disabilities. She has a passion for helping people that extends to volunteer work.
Contact the Law Office of Sheryl Mazur to set up an appointment. An attorney will evaluate your case and help you understand your option. This team of professionals can help at every stage of the process. Call the office toll-free by dialing 1-877-892-0197. You can also fill out the contact form with a brief explanation of your claim.