A stroke can cause a disability that is eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Josh, in Mission Viejo, CA, says “my father suffered a stroke and is unable to work, will he be eligible for Social Security Disability?”
Stroke is found in section 11.04 of the listing of impairments. Section 11 describes Neurological disabilities and section 11.04 describes Central Nervous System Vascular Accident (a stroke). This is what 11.04 says:
11.04 Central nervous system vascular accident. With one of the following more than 3 months post-vascular accident:
A. Sensory or motor aphasia resulting in ineffective speech or communication; or
B. Significant and persistent disorganization of motor function in two extremities, resulting in sustained disturbance of gross and dexterous movements, or gait and station (see 11.00C).
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