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Old 11-29-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Is a GAF score important at all?

Just wondering I noticed on my Phych notes I scored a 39. No idea. Thank you great supporters.

 
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Re: Is a GAF score important at all?

I'm pretty sure your GAF plays a role in determining disability. 39 is pretty low!

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Re: Is a GAF score important at all?

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I'm pretty sure your GAF plays a role in determining disability. 39 is pretty low!

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Thanks Pup. It's prett bad when your used to having high scores all your life and now having low scores. It sucks but can't let people down who have faith in seeing you hang in there. Thanks again

 
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Re: Is a GAF score important at all?

I also think it play a part in the determination stage. Hang in there I hope your feeling better today. Good Luck on your claim.

 
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Just wondering I noticed on my Phych notes I scored a 39. No idea. Thank you great supporters.
I think it would help support your claim of Disability . Try not to let the GAF score get you down though .

 
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Re: Is a GAF score important at all?

From what I understand, your GAF score is considered when they make a decision. Anything 50 or under shows your condition is on the severe side. Mine has ranged from 30-50 over the past 2 years.

 
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Re: Is a GAF score important at all?

I think mine was in the 40's and I was approved.

 
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Re: Is a GAF score important at all?

The lower the score, the more severe the disability impairment. Like Pup said, 39 is pretty low. This should help your disability claim. I remember reading this somewhere in my approval letter. I will find, re-read, and report back.

 
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Re: Is a GAF score important at all?

I just re-read my approval letter MonsterPete. The SS CE (licensed clinical psychologist) gave me a GAF of 40. The ALJ noted this in my approval letter.
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31 - 40 Some impairment in reality testing or communication (e.g., speech is at times illogical, obscure, or irrelevant) OR major impairment in several areas, such as work or school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood (e.g., depressed man avoids friends, neglects family, and is unable to work; child frequently beats up younger children, is defiant at home, and is failing at school).

 
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I just re-read my approval letter MonsterPete. The SS CE (licensed clinical psychologist) gave me a GAF of 40. The ALJ noted this in my approval letter.
Thanks Blue that is somewhat similar to mine. Thanks again.

 
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Re: Is a GAF score important at all?

Just on the lighter side I wonder if they could do that GAF score before during and after this whole process with ssa. I keep thinking one of those commerical will come on and say something like" have you filed for ssi/ssdi and suffered emotional abuse then call now for a class action lawsuit." LOL I really teasing you guys. LOL

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