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A mental health condition could be a disability

When many of our readers in North Carolina think of a person who has a disability, they may think of a physical disability caused by an injury or illness. But what some people may not know is that some serious mental disorders can leave a person disabled too. And, just like physical disabilities, it may be possible to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits for mental conditions.

Awareness about the seriousness – and prevalence – of mental illness in America is growing. However, it is an unfortunate reality that some people attach a stigma to people who suffer from mental health conditions. This may mean that North Carolina residents who are living with a mental health condition may not seek treatment when such a course of action would be most beneficial. Sometimes the symptoms of the condition in question become so serious that the person becomes disabled as a result, facing a complete inability to work.

Schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression are all mental health conditions that may qualify an applicant for SSD benefits to be approved. However, like physical disabilities, the requirements for filing for disability benefits for mental health conditions are stringent.

At Bridgman Law Offices, we understand that North Carolina residents who are attempting to get approved to receive SSD benefits due to a mental illness may be in a position where they need more information about the process. We do our best to help our clients get the information they need. For more information, please visit our website.