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Doctor insights on: Social Security Disability Work Rules

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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I have been in psychotherapy for over 17 years and on medications for 15 years....While I am somewhat better, I am now for the first time on social security disability....Due to the fact that i can not focus long enough to do any work. I am depressed, c

I have been in psychotherapy for over 17 years and on medications for 15 years....While I am somewhat better, I am now for the first time on social security disability....Due to the fact that i can not focus long enough to do any work.  
I am depressed, c

Since : Since you you have moved, is a different doctor prescribing your psychiatric medications as well? If a general doctor is prescribing your psychiatric medications, you could inquire about being evaluated by a psychiatrist. Since you are not my patient, and i know very little about your history, i can not make any specific medication recommendations. However, sometimes if depression is recalcitrant the doctor might consider using a mood stabilizer. Different therapists and different patients use different approaches to counseling. I have sometimes adopted patients who spent years in counseling but said that the time was spent addressing complaints. Improving depression and anxiety often requires making changes in our lives. Change can be frightening. If your previous counseling was not directed at making healthy life changes and you really are motivated to pull up your sleeves and do what it takes; talk to your new therapist about this approach. Good luck. ...Read more

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"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high! only income comes, via social security disability, an

"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, 
professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high!  only income comes, via social security disability, an

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What can I do to avoid a new task at work that will affect my mental disability?

What can I do to avoid a new task at work that will affect my mental disability?

Talk to boss: You need to have a discussion with your boss of why you feel the task would be detrimental. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat mentally ill people cannot disclose their disability to supervisors at work?

They can: They often do not for the same risks that exist in the community. Stigma, harsh judgments, discrimination takes place and often subtly so many workers with mh issues find themselves out of good jobs without really knowing how it happened. So, persons can disclose their disability, but often choose not to. ...Read more

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If i've been given the next three years with mental health support and a social worker can I declare a disability at work?

If i've been given the next three years with mental health support and a social worker can I declare a disability at work?

Depends: The word "disability" usually refers a to situation, where due to a physical or mental condition, one is unable to perform their usual work-related duties. In matters of employment, one would turn to their human resources department to understand what if any benefits they may be due. A diagnosis, or in this case, a set of treatment recommendations, does not automatically mean one is disabled. ...Read more

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What if I can't work because of cfs? Is it a disability

What if I can't work because of cfs? Is it a disability

Only if you feel so: Go to a4m.Com and use the doctor locator function to find a doctor in your area to help you find the cause of your cfs and help you fix it. Cfs is usually a metabolic problem coupled with abnormal hormones, thyroid, and undiagnosed toxins stored in the body. Advanced testing guided by that doc can help you pinpoint causes and get relief and back to a normal life if that is your goal. ...Read more

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Is depression a disability that can be disclosed at work?

Is depression a disability that can be disclosed at work?

Contextual: It truly depends on the line of work. Some professions require one to disclose their mental health history for job safety concerns. If you are wanting to take sick days for the condition, you may be required to disclose the reason - please refer to your employee handbook. ...Read more

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How does a TTD Disability rating work? I don't understand the point after partial tear rotator surgery?

How does a TTD Disability rating work? I don't understand the point after partial tear rotator surgery?

Assume U R Referring: 2 w/c ratings. These vary from state 2 state. In Wisconsin, it means temporary total disability, meaning U R unable 2 work @ the present time. After U R able 2 RTW, U no longer receive compensation. If Ur injury has a permanent component U will B rated by Ur Md 4 PPD. Perm Par Disability. This is% of body or part, $val plugd in2 formula & out comes what $ U will receive. Monthly until achieved. ...Read more