The Social Security Administration will grant psychological disability which is properly documented. It is gratifying in these, as in all cases, to see the Administration working so well in situations where people think that it will not. I have gotten disability this year for two clients at the reconsideration stage (before hearing):
One case involved a claimant whose disability made it nearly impossible to go outside and made it nearly impossible to communicate with others. He had been denied once, and felt that he could not handle the claims process, so I got involved in this early stage. I sent questions to the doctors asking for information to be supplied to the Administration. They answered my questions and said that the claimant fitted the "magic words" contained in the law.
Another client was even more disabled, in that he had attempted suicide more than once. There again, the doctors answered the questions which I sent to them and said that he was a threat to hurt himself and he could not work with other people. Again. the Administration granted disability without hearing.