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Would i qualify for SSI if I have depression? I've had it since i was a child.

Would i qualify for SSI if I have depression?  I've had it since i was a child.

SSI for depression: Depression is usually a very treatable illness, and people can work even though they have bouts of it. Depending on severity, times away from work -- or even hospitalization -- may be needed occasionally. Your information shows no treatment for depression, so it's not likely ssi would be granted without this. Alcohol use can also worsen depression. Please see your doctor for help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have chronic pancreatitis do I qualify for ssi?

What to do if I have chronic pancreatitis do I qualify for ssi?

Wow!: Here's a link to see if you meet basic qualifications under the Listings: https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have chronic pancreatitis do I qualify for ssi?

What do you suggest if I have chronic pancreatitis do I qualify for ssi?

No : Chronic pancreatitis is a treatable disease that DOES NOT meet criteria for long-term disability. You have no compromise to mobility or function. ...Read more

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My son has been diagnosed with primary generalized epilepsy would he qualify for ssi?

My son has been diagnosed with primary generalized epilepsy would he qualify for ssi?

Maybe: Ssi is geared for persons with severe disabilties. Epilepsy can often be well controlled, and in that case would not qualify. Let's hope you don't qualify! ...Read more

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Hi. I am a keratoconus patient. My vision is a 20/2200 and 20/2400. I never been able to keep a job, so do I qualify for SSI?

Hi. I am a keratoconus patient. My vision is a 20/2200 and 20/2400. I never been able to keep a job, so do I qualify for SSI?

Ask your doctor how : Incapacitated or disabled you truly are. The process is lengthy & cumbersome for doctor and patients & requires stacks of proof that a person needs to qualify. Unless you are a child with mental retardation, then the process is streamlined.Blind people with no vision work at jobs that don't and require sight, just audio. Deaf and mentally retarded work too. So you'd have to prove your case worthy. ...Read more

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Thirty five yo male, broken back, spinal fusion, chronic hepc caused cirrosis, very sick, would I qualify for ssi? Sole provider unable to work

Thirty five yo male, broken back, spinal fusion, chronic hepc caused cirrosis, very sick, would I qualify for ssi? Sole provider unable to work

See a Doc: Talk to your doctor. If you are as sick as you say, you may qualify but there is a whole process that has to be undertaken. If your doctor thinks that you are disabled from work, he or she can help with this. ...Read more

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I was born with transposition of the great vessels. I've had 4 open. Heart. Surgeries. I take enalapril and carvedilol. Do you think i qualify for ssi?

I was born with transposition of the great vessels. I've had 4 open. Heart. Surgeries.  I take enalapril and carvedilol. Do you think i qualify for ssi?

Thanks for asking!: It depends on the functional status of your heart. If you had a mustard or senning operation, your right ventricle is pumping to your systemic circulation. This un-natural stress on the right ventricle often leads to heart failure, fatigue, and poor exercise tolerance. If you have these issues you would likely qualify for ssi. ...Read more

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