Mental illness qualifies a person to receive Social Security Disability benefits just as a physical disability does. What you have to show is that your mental illness is so severe that it keeps you from working for at least 12 months.
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Social Security Disability Blog Posts:
Applying for SSD Benefits
When Should I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits? Determining the right time to apply for Social Security Disability benefits is often difficult for some. You may be hopeful that you
Can I Work After I have been Approved Social Security Disability Benefits?
The answer to this question is more complex than you may think. There are many rules and regulations regarding work after you have been awarded disability benefits. If your health is improving
The Social Security Administration’s Definition of Disability
If you cannot continue working due to a disabling physical or mental condition, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if you meet the technical requirements and the Social
Raising Lupus Awareness
May is Lupus Awareness Month to help alert people to this chronic disease that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. Lupus is often called "The Cruel Mystery" because there is not much known as far
Social Security Disability FAQ:
Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits Because I Have Cancer?
Yes you can. But let's remember the Social Security definition of disability is the inability to work because of your condition for at least a 12 month period of time. Modern medicine has been really
Can A Husband And Wife Both Collect Social Security Disability?
A husband and wife can both collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Pittsburgh. It is also possible — but more difficult — for both to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Can I Receive SSD If My Spouse Is Getting SSD?
If your spouse is getting SSD based on her own work record, that has nothing to do with your ability to get SSD based on your own work record. Everyone can get SSD no matter who else in their
Can You End Up Losing a Partial Award After a Social Security Disability Appeal?
If the Social Security Administration (SSA) awards you an established onset date (EOD) that is later than you think it should be, it may be tempting to appeal the decision. However, this is not always