Over the last several years more Americans have become aware of just how prevalent mental illness is in our country. Many people in North Carolina who are suffering from so-called minor mental health conditions, like depression and anxiety, are able to manage the symptoms of their illness by taking prescription medication and attending therapy sessions. However, there are some people who have mental health conditions that are much more serious. For these individuals, if they are unable to work because of the illness, they may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits for mental conditions.
However, our readers should know that attempting to qualify for SSD benefits based on a mental disorder can be tricky. Qualifying for SSD benefits for physical illnesses and injuries is difficult enough, but meeting the requirements for mental health conditions can be even more complicated.
Social Security Disability benefits are typically only awarded to those who are living with the most serious forms of mental illness, like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or memory impairments. Individuals with these conditions may have been employed and worked normally for years, only to see these types of mental illnesses gradually develop. Then, before they know it, their lives are never the same.
At Bridgman Law Offices, we do our best to help our clients who have qualifying mental conditions get approved to receive SSD benefits. Applicants will need to submit all of the relevant medical documentation supporting the diagnosis of the condition, as well as information about how the condition affects their ability to work. For more information about how our law firm may be able to help, please visit the frequently asked questions section of our website.