Mental Health Conditions And Social Security Disability
Unlike physical pain or disability, mental health conditions are often hidden by symptoms that you might not easily identify. This can include anger and severe irritability, being unable to leave the house without anxiety, no longer enjoying hobbies or time with loved ones, overwhelming mood swings, long-lasting sadness or anxiety, and other changes to your personality. If you are experiencing these, it is important that you seek help and begin the path to getting medical treatment.
At Manring & Farrell, we have assisted individuals throughout the state who have been unable to work for more than a year because of the effects of mental health conditions and other disorders that prevent them from holding a job.
SSD and SSI benefits are available for a full range of mental health issues, including:
- Bipolar disorder, including manic, depressive or a combination
- Arnold-Chiari malformation
- Intellectual disability or mental handicap
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Dissociative disorder
- Autistic disorders, including Asperger syndrome
- Personality disorders
- Low IQ
In some cases, benefits may also be available for children suffering from ADD, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder or other types of autistic disorders.
Getting Help As You Apply For Social Security And SSI Disability Benefits
Our attorneys will sit down with you to fully review the type of disorder involved in your claim. We will take the steps needed to successfully document how your condition or conditions affect you so we can help you obtain the SSD or SSI benefits you are due.
It is important that you fully document the effects of the disease, as well as the steps that you have taken to seek treatment. This can include seeing your primary physician, reaching out to professionals for counseling and getting treatment at appropriate clinics or facilities.
We understand just how difficult this is for you and your family. Our lawyers are committed to helping you accomplish the steps to obtaining SSD or SSI benefits, or children’s SSI benefits. Whether you are attempting a first claim or seeking to appeal a denied claim, our attorneys can assist you.
Find Out What Manring & Farrell Can Do For You
To learn more about our services and how we can assist you in successfully filing for SSD or SSI benefits for medical problems like depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions, please contact us today at 614-678-7199, or contact us via our online form. We have offices throughout Ohio, including Columbus, Lima and Lebanon.