First, be honest and thorough when reporting your condition to Social Security. People are sometimes embarrassed to report psychological difficulties or learning disabilities, even though both can be important factors in receiving benefits. When you fill out the forms regarding your limitations, make sure you let them know not only what you can do, but also what you cannot do. If there is an activity in which you sometimes can do, but not always, make sure you tell them. If there is an activity which you can do, but differently than before your medical condition arose, let them know that as well.
Hiring a lawyer will also improve your chances if you have to appeal Social Security’s denial to a Judge; Social Security’s own numbers show that people with legal counsel are more likely to win benefits. Contact our office. We’d be happy to talk.