The answer is you might be able to get Social Security Disability because you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The diagnosis alone is not enough to entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits. You have to be under the treatment with a medical specialist, a psychiatrist and hopefully also a psychologist or a therapist. You have to have a condition that is not well controlled by medication. That means that even though you are following all the directions that your doctor gives you and taking your medicine the way you are supposed to, and keeping all of your appointments, that your condition is not controlled and is preventing you from working for at least a year.