Qualify? Bipolar, OCD, and Anxiety

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/26/2018 - 20:10

I was wondering if I'm likely to qualify. I have Bipolar, OCD, and Anxiety. I was able to work until March of last year when I quit for other medical reasons that have since resolved. Since then issues with memory and concentration that I battled previously have significantly working. As well, I can't handle interactions with people in charge. If I'm told I did something wrong, I ruminate on it all day long or find myself unable to keep working. I cry when yelled at. I also start thinking suicidal/self-harm thoughts.

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 09:20 Permalink

Hello. I'm so sorry to hear about that. You could qualify for disability benefits with bipolar disorder if your disorder is constant and impairs all ability to function in a work environment. In addition, the Blue Book, which states that any individual with a medical history documenting at least two years of any chronic affective disorder, including Bipolar Disorder, can be granted disability benefits.

concerned (not verified)
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 23:48 Permalink

I've gotten blood clots twice, now im on blood thinners. can I get disability


In reply to by concerned (not verified)

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:42 Permalink

Hi Concerned,

To qualify with blood clots, you need to qualify with the condition associated with your blood clots. You can consult the SSA's Blue Book (list of qualifying conditions) with your doctor to see if the condition you are experiencing qualifies for disability benefits.

Concerned (not verified)
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 13:14 Permalink

My sister was diagnosed as a “social phobic” in her early twenties. It has greatly effected her life. She has gone through dozens of jobs none of them lasting very long.
She is now 59 with no income. She has managed to acquire 40 SS credits. Her visits to the doctor have been only to renew anti anxiety medications.
Would she qualify for disability?


In reply to by Concerned (not verified)

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:12 Permalink


We are not qualified to give answers on a specific case. I wouldn't want to give you false information. I would reach out to a lawyer and/or your local SSA office.

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