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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions Archives

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.

How does the government evaluate qualifying mental conditions?

Both physical impairments and mental impairments can seriously affect the lives of Houston residents. Both can be debilitating, and both could make it impossible for a worker to work. Social Security Disability (SSD) can help workers living with physical disability, mental disability or both. When a claimant applies for Social Security Disability benefits for mental conditions, how does the Social Security Administration (SSA) determine whether the claimant is eligible for benefits?

Do anxiety attacks qualify you for Social Security Disability?

Many Houston area residents suffer debilitating mental conditions because of anxiety. Anxiety can be a dreadful condition that may not allow a person to live a full life. When anxiety becomes a serious issue for a person, they may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

What are the requirements to get SSD for intellectual disability?

Intellectual disability can make it impossible for those living with it to work. Texas residents who live with intellectual disability may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions. People who don't meet the work requirements for Social Security disability may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income.

We advocate for SSD claimants with qualifying mental conditions

Everyone knows that many physical disabilities can prevent people from earning a living. What is not always appreciated, however, is that mental disabilities can also prevent people from earning a living. The good news is that the federal government has a program to help people living with physical and mental disabilities. Social Security disability benefits are available to workers in Texas who qualify. Mental conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, brain injury and delayed learning can all qualify a claimant for Social Security disability if all of the qualifying criteria are met.

Schizophrenia and Social Security disability benefits

Many Houston residents' lives are impacted by schizophrenia. It can be a severely disabling condition. If a person with schizophrenia finds that the condition is making it impossible for them to work, they may be eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. There are a number of medical criteria that a claimant must meet before they may qualify for Social Security disability benefits for schizophrenia. This blog post will provide a brief summary of these.

Helping you complete SSD application for mental conditions

The term disability causes one to think of a wide variety of situations. For many, they think of physically disabling conditions a person is either born with or acquired later in life due to an injury or illness. However, many disabilities are not easy to spot. Some individuals suffer silently because they are living with a mental condition. Thus, whether a disability is apparent to the naked eye or not, individuals living with disabilities often struggle to live their life and meet his or her basic financial needs.

Depression, bipolar disorder may make one eligible for SSD

Large numbers of people in Texas live with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Many of these people are able to manage their symptoms so that it does not interfere with their ability to earn a living. But what if a person finds that they are not able to work because of depression or bipolar disorder? That person might want to seek Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions.

Qualifying for SSD benefits based on autism

There is no question that more individuals are being properly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders here in Texas as well as throughout the rest of the United States. While some individuals who suffer from these disabilities are able to function in society and hold down the jobs that help them pay their bills and care for themselves, others are incapable of performing these necessary actions for self-sufficiency. As such, the Social Security Administration recognizes autism spectrum disorders in its list of disabilities that may permit individuals to obtain disability benefits.