Lyme Disease and Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Combine for Winning Social Security Disability Case
In order to win a Social Security Disability claim there must be proof of “severe” impairments. These severe impairments must disable the claimant from work that is found in both the local and the national economy.
A recent case from the 4th Circuit found the claimant had “severe” impairments of severe Lyme disease and fibromyalgia. The Appeals Council also found that the claimant had “severe” Attention Deficit Disorder (“ADD”).
The Appeals council had obtained two expert medical opinions.
The first was from a psychologist who diagnosed severe ADD which limited the claimant to simple, repetitive work not requiring more detailed, complex tasks, and a work environment with no strict production quotas.
The second opinion was from a doctor who limited the claimant to a reduced range of light work. Because the claimant was 60 years old, and in light of her other vocational factors, she was found disabled under the rules of the Social Security Administration.
“The fact that the claimant was unable to adhere to a production rate in a competitive work environment was a critical element to the success of this case,” noted Ashburn Virginia disability lawyer Doug Landau. “Together with her age, the claimant presented a very strong case once the two medical experts’ reports were in hand.”
If you or someone you know is disabled and unable to work, and have questions about applying for Social Security Disability benefits, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).