Mental Illness and SSD Benefits Attorney
If you suffer from a mental illness that has prevented you from working for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income. Unfortunately, the majority of people who apply for disability are turned down — at least initially.
Just because you have been turned down for disability benefits does not mean that you should give up. At the Law Office of Stephen Ross, our lawyers have a track record of helping our clients with mental impairments successfully obtain disability benefits upon appeal. Contact us to talk to an experienced and compassionate attorney about your case.
When Is a Mental Illness Considered a Disability?
To be considered a disability, your mental illness must exist for a year or more and prevent you from doing any work, including your previous job or any other job. A mental illness may be considered a disability if it affects:
- Your ability to concentrate
- Your relationships with co-workers and customers
- Your ability to deal with your supervisor
- Your ability to deal with changes in the workplace
Examples of mental illness that may be considered disabilities include depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), bipolar disorder and Asperger’s syndrome. Any mental health condition that prevents you from gainful employment may be considered a disability. Our lawyers can help you through the challenging process of proving to the Social Security Administration that your mental illness is a disability.