Mental illness affects many people’s lives, and can sometimes be seriously debilitating. Some cases of mental illness can keep you from working. In cases when you are unable to work for at least 12 months due to mental illness, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.
Mental health disorders are illnesses or behavioral patterns that affect a person’s functional capability. There are many types of mental illness, and symptoms vary widely depending on the type of illness in question. Impairments to mental health can cause sleep disturbances, deep sadness, fatigue, anger, irritability, and inability to focus among many other symptoms. Social Security recognizes that sometimes these conditions can be severe enough to prevent you from being able to work.
Some of the most common mental illnesses are:
• Anxiety and Panic Disorders
• Bipolar Disorder
• Developmental Disorders
• Eating Disorders
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Personality Disorders
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Experienced Social Security Disability Attorneys
At Berger and Green, our Social Security Disability attorneys have over 35 years of experience in assisting clients with mental illness claims for Social Security Disability benefits and are sympathetic to the many issues associated with mental illness. If you suffer from a mental illness that is likely to cause you to be unable to work for a year or longer, you may be entitled to government benefits. We can assist you in seeking the medical care you need for your recovery and ensuring that you seek the benefits you need for financial security.
It is important that you always follow the instructions of your mental health care provider. By following the orders of a doctor, keeping appointments, and staying on your medication, you are creating a record of treatment that will help you to collect benefits more easily. Even if you are feeling better, you should continue following the orders of your doctor to ensure your stability.
If you have a Social Security Disability claim, you want to make sure that you have experienced representation for your case. Our attorneys will take the time to prepare, file, or appeal your case so that you can recover the benefits you deserve for SSD and SSI.
For more information about our services, or to speak with a Social Security Disability attorney regarding your case, please contact Berger and Green online or call us at (412) 661-1400.
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