David A. Morton has degrees in psychology (B.A.) and medicine (M.D.). For 14 years, he was a disability determination consultant for the Social Security Administration, serving as Chief Medical Consultant for eight years. In his capacity as Chief Medical Consultant, Dr. Morton hired, trained, supervised and evaluated the work of medical doctors and clinical psychologists, and made thousands of disability determinations for both adults and children. Since 1983, Dr. Morton has authored several books on Social Security disability for attorneys and judges, including Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability.
Articles By David A. Morton III
If you have a severe spinal cord injury, you could be automatically eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
To prepare for your appeal, request a copy of your disability file from Social Security and review it for errors.
No medication will automatically qualify you for benefits, but taking your medications properly can help your claim.
Social Security disability needs timely, accurate, and sufficient medical evidence.
A disability applicant with a combination of low IQ and functional impairments can get disability benefits.
Adults can sometimes qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on adult attention deficit disorder.
You aren't required to bring witnesses to your disability hearing, but in some cases, they can be helpful to your case.
Your GAF score is just one piece of evidence Social Security will look at when deciding if you're disabled.
With a proper psychiatric diagnosis and documentation of your symptoms and limitations, you may be able to get disability benefits for somatoform disorder.
How to get disability benefits for brain injuries, brain damage, dementia, and other disorders that decreased cognitive functioning.