Global Assessment Functioning, known as the GAF score, is a scale ranging from 0 to 100. The higher your score, the greater your functioning level.
The GAF Rating
A score ranging from 91 to 100 indicates optimal coping and mental health capabilities. If an individual has mild psychological problems, the score ranges from 71 to 90.
Severe problems have scores ranging from 21 to 30 and individuals who are incapable of meeting the minimal level of personal hygiene or who suffer from persistent suicidal tendencies would score from a 1 to 10.
The GAF rating is now a standard feature included in all psychological and psychiatric diagnoses.
If you have a low GAF rating and your mental health and coping abilities keep you from working, you might be eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Consult With A Disability Attorney
If you would like to apply for Social Security disability because of your mental health problems, consult with a disability attorney.
Your Social Security lawyer will gather up supporting documentation and handle the paperwork for your claim. Your odds of a successful claim increase greatly with the help of an attorney.
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