Social Security Disability Benefits and Mental Illnesses

A mental health disorder is a psychological or behavioral pattern that affects a person’s cognitive, behavioral and perceptual functions. Symptoms of mental health disorders widely vary, but common symptoms include irritability, inability to concentrate, profound sadness, irrational thinking, sleep disturbance, and even suicidal ideations. These disorders can severely impair a person’s ability to work.

The Social Security Administration will determine if your condition is severe enough to qualify for benefits. To support your case it is very important that you see your physician regularly and that you follow the recommendations of your doctors. This includes taking the medication that you are prescribed. Seeing your psychiatrist and therapist regularly will help to provide support for your claim for benefits.

If you or someone you love is suffering from a mental health disorder that prevents them from working it may be time to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration offers two types of benefits; Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income.

The attorneys at Berger and Green have over 40 years of experience helping individuals with disabling mental health disorders get the Social Security Benefits they need.

Contact Berger and Green for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your Social Security Disability Claim. The attorneys at Berger and Green can assist you at any stage in the process including; the initial application, appealing a denial, and represent you at your hearing before an Administrative Law Judge if necessary.