In this section of our Bipolar Disability Site, you will find "case studies." Case studies are reports from hearings involving claimants who are bi-polar and who are contending that they cannot work because of bi-polar symptoms. Hopefully these case studies will give you a sense of what happens in a Social Security disability hearing. The names of the claimants and some of the facts have been changed to protect the privacy of the claimants.
Each case study contains background information about the client and his/her disability, strategies taken to argue the case before a Judge, details regarding the actual hearing and testimonies, and case outcomes with related commentary.
I hope you find these case studies informative about disability claims arising from Bipolar Disorder and ways in which Bipolar Disorder disability claims can be handled before a Judge. Remember, however, that all cases are different and that these case studies merely serve as examples of case strategies and outcomes. The circumstances of your claim may differ greatly from the ones of those listed here.
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Case study #1 – 47 year old female with a high school education and past work experience as an overnight stocker at an electronics store, and as a manager at a breakfast restaurant. This claimant complains of "racing" thoughts and thoughts of both homicide and suicide.
Case study#2 – 43 year old male with a 10th grade education + GED and vocational training as a chef. This claimant complained of poor sleep patterns, anger management issues and periods of deep depression.