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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions Archives

What is the difference between depression and bipolar?

Many people have probably heard of bipolar disorder and may even know one or more people who have been diagnosed with this condition. However, many people may not fully understand the symptoms of this mental condition, which can be debilitating.

Can I qualify for disability because of a mental condition?

Social Security disability benefits can help disabled individuals with their daily needs and expenses. Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can assist disabled individuals who are unable to work because they suffer from a qualifying medical condition severe enough that it prevents them from working.

How can Social Security disability help with mental conditions?

Social Security disability benefits may not only be available because of physical injuries but also because of a disabling mental condition. To qualify for Social Security disability (SSD), however, the disabled individual must demonstrate that the mental condition they suffer from prevents them from working just like if they suffer from a disabling physical condition that prevents them from working.

Depression may be considered a disabling condition

From day to day, a Houston resident may experience a range of strong and sometimes controlling emotions. When something goes wrong at work, they may focus on their worry and concern over making things right. When their child reaches a milestone or attains a new skill, they may ride a wave of happiness and relief. For most people, emotions are something that come and go and that do not possess them to the point of missing out on life.

SSD benefits for children who suffer mental retardation

Parents of children in Texas who are afflicted with limited mental capacities often wonder if their child might be eligible for Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration runs several programs that provide financial benefits for children who suffer from conditions such as Down syndrome, mental retardation or other conditions that severely their ability to function at work or in society.

Disability benefits for panic attacks

Anyone who suffers from panic attacks faces a double burden: the attacks themselves can be terrifying, and they often prevent a person from functioning in a job, a relationship or both. Modern psychiatry has developed many techniques and medicines for helping persons who suffer panic attacks, but the medicine is not perfect. Many people living in Houston still suffer from panic attacks that are severe enough to interfere with their ability to perform their jobs. Fortunately, panic attack sufferers may be able to obtain Social Security disability benefits for their condition from the Social Security Administration if they satisfy the regulatory criteria for eligibility.

What evidence will support an SSDI claim for mental conditions?

Many people in the Houston area suffer from mental conditions that may support a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, but they are afraid to make a claim because they do not know what kind of evidence they must provide or, worse, they are afraid that proving the claim will require them to disclose personal information that they consider to be extremely embarrassing. Proving a claim for disability benefits based on a mental condition can be far less traumatic than most people imagine.

Proving a disability caused by a mental condition

Many people in Houston suffer from mental conditions that interfere with their ability to work. Some of these people may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, but they may also be unaware of how such benefits are granted. As with all SSDI applications, an application for benefits based upon a mental condition must prove the existence of the disability and the totality of the disability.

How does the SSA evaluate mental conditions?

Many people in the Houston area suffer from one or more mental disorders that could provide the basis for a successful claim for Social Security Disability Benefits insurance. The Social Security Administration recognizes a number of mental disorders as qualifying disabilities provided the claimant can provide the necessary supporting information.