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Get help with depression and other mental illnesses

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2017 | Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions

A previous post on this blog discussed how Houston, Texas, residents can get disability benefits for any number of mental health conditions, including clinical depression. However, that same post also talked about some of the complications Texans can face when trying to prove a disability claim for depression, is it takes a lot more than simply informing the Social Security Administration that one has been diagnosed with the condition.

Because it is a complicated matter, it is often advisable for a Texan who suffers from depression, or, for that matter, any other mental illness, to seek the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable disability attorney when pursuing a claim for disability benefits. In this respect, our law office fits the bill, as our attorney has been handling disability cases since 1991. Over the course of his career, Mr. Dopkin has taken on more than 2,500 appeals involving Social Security disability matters.

Whenever we take on a new disability case involving a mental health condition like depression, we recognize that our client probably has a number of other needs as well. While we obviously are not doctors or counselors ourselves, we are well connected to mental health resources in the Houston area that are available at an affordable cost.

With respect to the disability case itself, our goal is to make an effective presentation to the Social Security Administration so that the Administration will award benefits. We work closely with doctors and other professionals so we are able to document how depression or another mental health condition prevents our client from being able to work.