Many people in the Boston - North Salem area suffer from sharp mood swings that can interfere with their ability to carry out the functions of their job. The victims of this ailment may have difficulty earning a living because they are unable to hold steady employment. If the disability were caused by a physical malady, these victims would most likely not hesitate to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. When a mental disorder is the cause of the disability, however, victims are less likely to seek federal assistance. While a mental illness is difficult to diagnose and verify because it rarely presents objective symptoms, these disorders are nevertheless eligible for SSDI benefits if the basic eligibility requirements are met.
One of the most common complaints made by people who work with their hands or legs is lower back pain. Many residents of North Andover and surrounding communities have experienced high levels of lower back pain; in many such cases, the pain becomes disabling and the victim is no longer able to work. The Social Security Administration recognizes the disabling potential of back pain, and it has established a number of spinal disorders that may qualify the victim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.