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714-450-6689
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June 2017 Archives

Obtaining Social Security mental disability benefits

Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are one of the ways that those who suffer from a disability can help make ends meet, and are an essential part of our nation's safety net. However, for those who suffer from mental health issues that keep them from working, the process of qualifying for SSD benefits is often more complicated and time-consuming than for those with strictly physical disabilities.

We represent people at every stage of the claims process

The sad reality is that most fist time claims for Social Security Disability benefits will be denied for various reasons, as mentioned in last week's post. This can make California residents feel frustrated with the process that is in place to benefit them, but they should not lose hope-a denied SSD benefits does not mean the applicant is not disabled. It means there was probably some deficiency in the application.

Why was my SSD claim denied?

Filing for social security disability benefits is difficult enough, but then a California resident's claim is denied one can feel lonely and isolated. However, they may be surprised to learn that they are not alone in this boat-more than 70 percent of initial claims are denied. It is important to understand why the claim was denied in the first place, so it can be rectified to ensure a successful appeal.

Is bipolar disorder a qualifying mental condition for SSD?

Even though Anaheim residents probably know they can receive disability benefits for both physical and mental illnesses, the reality is that qualifying for social security disability benefits for a mental condition is often harder. This is because the people who are examining the claim are not qualified in the medical field and cannot fully grasp the full scope of a mental illness. When it comes to certain conditions, due to their cyclical nature, it can be difficult to understand the limitations it imposes. Bipolar disorder is one such condition.

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