National Eating Disorders Association

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Can anyone tell me if they have been able to receive disability benefits bc of their eating disorder? If so ,what was the process and how long did it take ? My son has a dual diagnosis of bulimia and alcohol dependence and is unable to work .

Hi Mrodefer,

I don't have personal experience with this, but I thought I would share some links that might be helpful:

Here's a page that describes disability evaluation under Social Security for mental disorders:

Here is a NEDA page with links to information on insurance resources:

You might consider calling or chatting online with the NEDA Helpline. They can help you find out more about your options:

I hope this helps! I wish you and your son the best. Please keep us updated and let us know if you find out anything!