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.
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Social Security Disability Blog Posts:
Can I apply for SSD from my spouse’s earnings record?
One of the major reasons that disabled individuals don't get approved for Social Security Disability benefits is because of their work history. SSD is financed by employer and wage contributions, so
What is Supplemental Security Income
When applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may have come across the term Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Supplemental Security Income is a federal
Social Security Disability Benefits and Mental Illnesses
Have you ever wondered if you could get Social Security Disability Benefits if you suffer from a mental illness? The answer is yes. The Social Security Administration awards benefits to individuals
Social Security Inspector General Warns Citizens About Fraudulent Phone Calls
Social Security’s Inspector General Warns Citizens About Fraudulent Phone Calls. The Inspector General for Social Security warns citizens to be on alert for fraudulent phone calls from people
Social Security Disability FAQ:
Do I Need a Long-Term Disability Lawyer?
ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The federal government passed ERISA to set standards for employees enrolled in private pension, health, and welfare benefit plans.
How Long Do I Have to Work to Qualify for Social Security Disability?
The amount of time you need to work to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) depends on which program you are applying for, your age, and how much you earn. Some disability programs require
How Can You Appeal a SSDI Decision?
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), you can appeal a SSDI decision by filing online and providing documentation electronically. Berger and Green can help you with your appeal.
How Long Does It Take to Start Recovering Social Security Benefits?
How long it takes to start recovering Social Security benefits varies from case to case. It is a question many people have as it is difficult to support yourself or your family when you are unable to