Every year, millions of Americans are affected by psychological, emotional, and mental disorders. A person suffering from mental illness may be awarded Social Security disability benefits, despite the lack of any physical impairment. Unfortunately, the criteria to be awarded disability due to mental illness is often much more difficult to establish than it is for physical illness.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a list of mental conditions that are so severe they automatically mean that you are disabled. If your condition is not on the list, the SSA sets forth very specific criteria that must be met in order to establish if your mental illness qualifies as a disabling condition. It is very common for the SSA to find that the claimant does not meet the criteria exactly, resulting in a denial. Our social security disability attorneys understand how debilitating these conditions are and can help gather the proper information from your doctor or counselor in order to help prove your eligibility to the SSA.
In the event that the SSA does not qualify your condition as disabling, it may still be possible to receive benefits based on your ability to perform work. If your condition interferes with your ability to do the work you did previously, and you cannot adjust to other type of work due to your medical conditions, age, education, and skills, then you may still be eligible for disability benefits. Using our expertise and experience from hundreds of cases, we have successfully attained disability benefits for our clients by demonstrating to the SSA how and why their mental conditions were interfereing with their ability to work.
If you have been denied disability benefits, or believe you are eligible to receive benefits, call us today to set up a FREE consultation with a Social Security Disability Attorney in Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, or Okeechobee. Call Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd toll-free at 866-460-1990.