Social Security Benefits And Mental Disorders
People suffering from depression or another mood disorder may have such severe symptoms that it prevents them from working. However, the Social Security Administration makes it very difficult for someone to receive Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, especially when the disability is not readily apparent.
If you are applying for benefits, or have been denied benefits for a mental impairment, you have the option of hiring an attorney to represent your interests. It doesn’t cost you any extra to put an experienced lawyer on your side.
If you know nothing else about the Social Security Disability claims process, know this: most people are denied on their first and even second time applying. You are not alone. My name is Michael G. Myers, and as an Indianapolis mental disorder lawyer, I can help you get the SSI and SSD benefits you deserve. For a free consultation regarding your depression, bipolar disorder or other mental impairment, contact my law offices today.
Does Your Mood Disorder Meet the SSA Standards?
Some people with depression live functioning lives as members of the working society. However, in order to meet the SSA standards for a disability, your mental impairment must absolutely inhibit your ability to engage in gainful activity.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you currently working?
- Can you work at another, possibly less stressful, position?
- Do you have substantial medical evidence documenting your mood disorder?
- Have you tried treatment options without success, such as medication or therapy?
- Does your mood disorder fall under the SSA’s definition of a disability?
As your attorney, I will take time to work with you and your doctor, helping you understand the very precise medical definitions used by the SSA and Social Security Disability claims process as a whole. My objective is to ensure your application or appeal is consistent with the SSA specifications in order to give you the best chance of receiving the benefits and income you need.
All Disability, All the Time …
There Is No Fee Unless You Receive Benefits
As a lawyer, I handle SSD and SSI claims and appeals for people throughout the central Indiana region. In fact, this is the only type of legal work I do. I encourage you to take advantage of my experience and knowledge of the Social Security system by calling or contacting me for a free consultation today.