SSDI Benefits for Mental Health Issues
When you're facing mental health issues, holding gainful employment can be difficult or downright impossible. We know that the struggle of handling your condition is even greater when you can't work, and our attorneys want to fight for you so you can receive the mental health and disability benefits you are owed by Social Security.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) exists for people like you people who want to work but cannot because of their illness.
At Phillips Disability P.C., we fight to obtain SSDI benefits for mental illness victims. We have extensive experience with the claims and appeals process, and we can help you today.
Mental Illness and SSDI
Collecting disability insurance for a psychological condition can be complex. Learn about what constitutes a compensable illness and how the Social Security Administration (SSA) views mental health claims below.
Health Conditions For Eligibility
The following are only a small portion of the conditions that are considered compensable for SSDI benefits by the SSA.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Depression (major depressive disorder)
- Anxiety with or without panic attacks
- Developmental disabilities
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Personality disorders
Regardless of your mental health issue, you can be compensated if your condition disables you to the point that you are unable to work.
Options For Those That Have Been Denied Benefits
It is important to remember that the administrators who approve or deny SSDI claims for mental illnesses are not psychiatrists, and therefore do not always understand the cyclical nature of some disabilities. For instance, an applicant with bipolar disorder may not currently be displaying signs of the condition, in which case their claim could be wrongfully denied.
If you have a qualifying illness but were denied SSDI benefits, you have the right to appeal your claim with the help of an experienced SSDI attorney.
If you cannot work because of mental health issues and would like to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, its important to note that disability claims are approved or denied by the SSA based on your medical records. Because of this, it is important to keep seeing your physician or psychiatrist for regular treatment.
Get the Mental Health and Disability Benefits You Need Today
Taking the first step to secure the SSDI benefits you and your family need can be an empowering moment. Consulting a law firm that deals with these types of claims ensures that your initial claim or appeal will be handled by legal professionals.
At the law offices of Phillips Disability, P.C., our team of Social Security disability lawyers have a deep understanding of the how Social Security benefits work, and we are prepared to fight on your behalf today. Get started here - the SSDI benefits you are eligible for can make all the difference.