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Does Social Security Disability Approve Mental Health Claims?

The short answer to this questions is, “Yes, it does.” But it’s really more complicated than that. The requirements for qualifying for a Social Security Disability mental health claim are stringent, and your chances of having your application approved can be greatly improved with the assistance of the law offices of Norman J. Homen. We are Social Security lawyers practicing in Orange County and surrounding areas, and our number one goal is to provide our clients with the best possible results in a timely manner.

The Social Security Administration uses the guidelines in what is called the Blue Book to determine eligibility for Social Security benefits. Section 12 of the Blue Book lists nine categories of mental disorders under which you might qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. These include:

  • Affective disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism and related disorders
  • Mental retardation
  • Organic mental disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia, paranoia and psychotic disorders
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Substance addiction

The Social Security Administration evaluates each disorder according to its own criteria, and essentially to qualify for assistance you must be able to show that you meet the criteria. Or, alternatively, you must establish that the sum total of all your disabling conditions meets the criteria and prevents you from engaging in any gainful activity.

As you can see, the requirements are stringent, and this is not a place where you want to be struggling alone. The simple fact is that about 75% of those who apply for Social Security Disability have their claim rejected. That leaves them with the task of filing an appeal for their denied claim, and that process can take months, even years, and there is no need to take on that arduous task without help.

At the offices of Norman J. Homen, we have years of experience working alongside our disabled clients who need and deserve financial support. As you struggle to adjust to life dealing with a mental disorder, you should not have to also wrangle with the Social Security Administration.

Practicing as Social Security lawyers in Orange County and throughout California, we’ve helped thousands of clients, and we want to help you. Call us today at 866-383-4529 for your free consultation and let us fight for your legal rights as you focus on your health and family.

Injured At Work?

No one wants to get hurt while on the job. However, if one does there are protections in place to make sure the injured person receives the fair compensation they deserve. If you have been injured at work and need a workers’ compensation lawyer in Orange contact the Law Offices of Norman J. Homen rightContinue Reading

What To Consider When Planning Your Estate

Estate planning is an often neglected part of financial planning. Most people are more concerned with organizing and planning their current finances than preparing for their future, and inevitable mortality. In fact, according to a study conducted by Caring.com, only 4 in 10 American adults have a will or living trust. Hiring an estate planningContinue Reading

Social Security Disability and Obesity

Early this year the Social Security Administration published the final rules in the “Federal Register” which revised the rules of how medical evidence is evaluated in obesity-related disability claims. These evaluations come 18 years after the SSA removed obesity from its Listing of Impairments in 1999. Today the SSA will consider obesity under the impairmentContinue Reading

What To Expect When Filing Your Medical Evidence For SSDI

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from working you may be entitled to Social Security disability insurance. Individuals who have a disability and meet certain medical criteria may qualify for Social Security disability insurance. Applying and getting approved for disability is a complicated process that requires a great deal of evidence, attentionContinue Reading

Social Security Benefits For Family Members

82 years ago this month, the Social Security Act was signed by President Roosevelt to help people meet their basic needs during vulnerable times in their lives when they cannot provide for themselves. But social security disability benefits aren’t only for those who are injured or disabled, family members are eligible as well. The familyContinue Reading

Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders

May is Mental Health Awareness month and as such it’s important to recognize that the Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to people who suffer from select mental disorders. Conditions that qualify for Social Security disability insurance are often (and mistakenly) thought of in strict physical terms. However, severe mental disorders often prevent people fromContinue Reading

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Anaheim

In every state, employers are required to provide their employees a reasonably safe and healthy work environment. Sometimes employers do not fulfill this duty, and employees are injured on the job. And on occasion, employees can still be injured even when every effort has been made to make the workplace safe. These injuries may includeContinue Reading

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