Whether you or a loved one were born with a mental impairment or acquired one during life due to an illness, an injury or a traumatic event, living with a mental condition can be very challenging. In addition to making it difficult to get through everyday life, individuals in California and elsewhere might also find it difficult to maintain gainful employment. Because of that, it is likely tough to meet his or her basic needs.
Individuals with mental conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress disorder might find it hard to live life like they did prior to acquiring the mental condition, or, in cases where an individual was born with a mental impairment, he or she might deal with ups and downs of his or her illness. Therefore, a person's mental condition could cause a temporary or permanent disability, thus causing the inability to work.
At the Disability Rights Law Center, our legal team has successfully worked with individuals seeking Social Security disability or SSD benefits or Supplemental Security Income. Our skilled attorneys are able to guide applicants and their loved ones through the application process, helping them through any obstacles or issues they might encounter.
While it is common for initial applicants to get denied, our experienced lawyers have the resources to collect the necessary information, such as medical evidence and other required documentation, which will help applicants in their appeal. Our law firm is dedicated to assisting individual who suffer from all types of mental impairments and helping them receive the benefits they need.
To learn more, check out our SSD benefits for mental conditions website. Whether or not you have previously filed for benefits, you seek to reinstate benefits or you are appealing a denied claim, it is important to understand your rights and options. This will not only protect your rights and interests in the matter but also ensures applicants receive the benefits they deserve.