Bay Area Schizophrenia & PTSD Claims
If you suffer from schizophrenia or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento or anywhere else in Northern California, you can obtain Social Security Disability/Supplemental Security Income (SSD/SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Proving that you have these conditions and that they prevent you from working can be difficult. Our skilled schizophrenia and PTSD claims attorney can help you.
Schizophrenia & PTSD Claims
At the Disability Rights Law Center, we have worked with thousands of people who are seeking SSD/SSI benefits. Our experienced lawyer can prepare your application and ensure that the medical evidence SSA requires is included. Our main office is located in Los Angeles, and we also serve clients throughout Northern California and the Bay Area, including the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us toll free at 866-974-3031.
Schizophrenia is named on the SSA’s listing of impairments. It is a complex illness, and much of the diagnosis is based on observations. We can ensure that proper medical documentation is provided for SSA to accurately review the medical evidence. As an applicant, you must provide a documented history of schizophrenia for a minimum of two years as well as statements and evidence of the effect it has had on your inability to hold a job.
Even relatively mild cases of schizophrenia can cause a person to have trouble with social interactions, be unable to concentrate for any length of time and suffer from incoherent thought patterns. Severe cases include symptoms of paranoia, catatonia, delusions and hallucinations.
The SSA categorizes post traumatic stress disorder as an anxiety disorder. The applicant must meet anxiety disorder criteria, and his or her medical records should describe a doctor’s observation of the applicant’s anxiety reaction. These reactions can include panic attacks, flashbacks to the traumatizing event, severe fear of event recurrence, avoidant behavior and restlessness.
Contact Us for Help With a Schizophrenia or PTSD Claim in the Bay Area
If you live anywhere in the Bay Area such as San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose or Sacramento and would like skilled assistance regarding a schizophrenia or PTSD SSD/SSI claim, call us toll free at 866-974-3031. You can also contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.