Mental Retardation

Mental retardation refers to significantly below average general intellectual functioning with onset of the impairment before age 22. Diagnosis of mental retardation requires that one of the following criteria be met:

  • Mental incapacity evidenced by dependence upon others for personal needs and inability to follow directions such that the use of standardized measures of intellectual functioning is precluded;
  • An IQ of 59 or less.
  • An IQ of 60 through 70 and a physical or other mental impairment imposing an additional and significant work-related limitation of function.
  • An IQ of 60 through 70, resulting in at least two of the following:
    • Marked restriction of activities of daily living.
    • Marked difficulties in maintaining social functioning.
    • Marked difficulties in maintaining concentration, persistence, or pace.
    • Repeated episodes of increased symptoms, each of extended duration.

Contact a Houston Disability Attorney

The disability attorneys at Herren Law understand the effects that mental retardation can have on one’s ability to work. From SSI to SSDI benefits, it is possible to receive social security benefits. Although we cannot promise success in a social security or insurance hearing, we utilize the full extent of Texas and federal laws to give you the strongest case possible.

Contact the Herren Law Group today and speak with the a leading disability attorney in Houston. In the past, our social security lawyers have successfully helped many clients who could not work because of mental retardation and other issues related to mental disorders.

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