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November 13, 2017

Intellectual Impairments, Social Security Disability

Why IQ Test Scores and School Records Might Be Important In Disability Cases

by Jim Abernathy

For purposes of disability under Social Security and SSI, physical and mental impairments, in combination, are taken into account.  An "Intellectual Disorder" is a type of mental impairment that can result in disability if it is severe enough and if there is the right kind of documentation of it.

The most common way of establishing that an intellectual disorder is disabling is to show that it meets criteria known as "Listing 12.05."  There are two different methods for determining whether an intellectual disorder meets this Listing.

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