OCD falls in the family of anxiety disorders. People suffering from OCD often have repetitive thoughts or obsessions or may engage in repetitive actions (called compulsions). An example of an OCD obsession is fear of germs which could result in compulsive hand-washing. Other examples of OCD include repetitive checking of lights or door locks. Limb spasms, twitching and tics may also occur. Contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur today to learn more about how we can help those who have obsessive-compulsive disorder receive the SSD benefits they deserve and need.
SSD Benefits for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in New Jersey
OCD can be debilitating when its compulsive activities take over the normal activities of daily living. There is evidence that faulty brain circuits cause OCD and there are medical and therapeutic treatments.
Tourette Syndrome can cause repetitive movements, tics, sounds, and verbalizations that are uncontrollable. Tourette’s is similar to OCD in that it involves repetitive and uncontrollable verbalizations and actions that may dramatically interfere with functioning, socialization, difficulties in maintaining concentration, persistence or pace or completing tasks. These conditions affect both adults and children.
In order to prove your disability to Social Security, you need to either document that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria found in the Social Security Commissioner’s regulations or, if you are an adult, that your condition and symptoms are so severe that you are unable to work. If you are a child under 18, you must similarly show that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria in the Social Security Commissioner’s regulations or that your condition or conditions functionally equals the Commissioner’s regulations.
At The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, our lawyer represents individuals in their Social Security disability appeals. Let us help you receive your Social Security disability benefits.
OCD And Social Security Benefits
Our disability law firm helps individuals:
- File their application
- Appeal initial denials
- Appeal reconsideration denials
- At hearings
- In cases in front of the Appeals Council
- In cases in front of the Federal Court
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The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur is here to help you get the disability benefits you need. Contact an SSD lawyer from our legal team today for help.