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Don't lie about how bad your disability is

A Georgia woman who had long received Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for her apparent debilitating depression and anxiety agreed to plea guilty to Social Security fraud this week. Court filings in her case highlight how the woman had long told doctors that her mental health concerns were so crippling that she was barely able to leave her room at her house. She also told doctors that she couldn't work. Social Security Administration (SSA) investigators discovered that she was employed at an exotic club though.

The 11 categories of mental conditions

Mental conditions can be categorized in a number of different ways, but, for the sake of seeking benefits, it is important to know that the Social Security Administration puts them into 11 general categories. These help to give structure to the process, and they also categorize other types of ailments.

Your fibromyalgia doesn't have to be a barrier to employment

Fibromyalgia is a serious illness that can cause individuals to experience significant fatigue and chronic pain. Some people can work either part- or full-time while suffering from this debilitating condition. Many individuals can do this because their employers make modifications to their employee's job tasks, work schedule or their workplace to better accommodate them. You may be able to ask the same of your employer so that you can remain gainfully employed here in Oklahoma City.

How your age impacts your chances of securing disability benefits

If you're disabled and you're planning to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), then you've likely read the horror stories online about how many applicants have their applications for benefits denied on the first attempt. There are various reasons why the Social Security Administration (SSA) may deny your application. Age is one of those factors that may enhance your chances of being awarded benefits as opposed to hurting you though.

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