Mental Illness And SSD Benefits
Mental illness can be highly debilitating. Treatment can make it possible to minimize the limitations of severe mental illness, but many people living with one or more psychological conditions are unable to support themselves financially. Texans dealing with mental illness may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to help them make ends meet.
Getting SSD Benefits When You Have A Mental Illness
At Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., we have been proud to provide strong legal representation to the people of Texas for more than 25 years. Our SSD attorneys help clients dealing with a wide array of disabling conditions, including mental illness. Contact our law firm for a free initial consultation related to any mental condition, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
Getting approval for SSD benefits due to mental illness can be challenging. Though public recognition of the impact of mental illness has improved in recent decades, the Social Security Administration still tends to trust X-rays, MRIs and other visual evidence — things that cannot reveal the severity of your mental condition. Signs of mental illness are generally less tangible than, for example, a spinal cord injury.
A successful SSD claim based on mental illness is possible, but it requires experienced legal guidance. We work with veterans living with PTSD and others who are struggling with mental illness and are unable to work. If you have been turned down for benefits, our team at Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., will work diligently on your behalf to build the best possible appeal.