The Social Security Disability Insurance program was created more than a couple years ago, and so was much of the documentation that helps administrative law judges, vocational experts and other staff members make certain decisions. For instance, the job listings document used by vocational experts was last updated in 1991.
Mental health conditions like depression are not taken as seriously as they should. However, with millions of people suffering from depression in the United States, hopefully the condition will receive more attention by health care providers, friends and family members in the future.
Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating. Different sources provide inconsistent statistics regarding the total number of people living in the United States with spine injuries. Some of the confusion in statistical analysis of the prevalence of the issue may involve varying definitions of what may be included as a spinal injury.