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.
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.
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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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