David A. Morton III


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

Can I Get Social Security Disability for a Somatoform Disorder?
With a proper psychiatric diagnosis and documentation of your symptoms and limitations, you may be able to get disability benefits for somatoform disorder.
Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Neurocognitive Disorders
When a neurocognitive disorder causes reduced functioning in work-related mental areas, you may qualify for disability.
Should You Bring a Witness to Your Disability Appeal Hearing?
You aren't required to bring witnesses to your disability hearing, but sometimes they can be helpful to your case.
What Medical Evidence Is Required by Social Security Disability?
Social Security disability needs timely, accurate, and sufficient medical evidence.
Social Security Disability Benefits & Low IQ
Disability applicants with a combination of low IQ and functional impairments can qualify for disability benefits.
Will My GAF Score Affect Whether I Can Get Social Security Disability?
Your GAF score is just one piece of evidence Social Security will look at when deciding if you're disabled.
Getting Disability for Eating Disorders as an Adult
If anorexia, bulimia, or a related eating disorder is keeping you from working full-time, you might qualify for disability.
Does Taking Any Medication Automatically Qualify You for Social Security Disability Benefits?
No medication will automatically qualify you for benefits, but taking your medications properly can help your claim.
Reviewing Your Social Security Disability File Before an Appeal
To prepare for your appeal, request a copy of your disability file from Social Security and review it for errors.
Can an Adult With ADHD, or Attention Deficit Disorder, Get Social Security Disability?
Adults can sometimes qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on adult attention deficit disorder.