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Qualifying for SSD benefits due to a mental impairment

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2017 | Social Security Disability Benefits For Mental Conditions

Millions of Americans suffer from mental impairments that have a major impact on their daily lives. For some, it is anxiety. For others, depression. Many of these people are able to take prescription medication, attend counseling sessions and then move on with their lives. However, there are some people who face mental impairments that can be somewhat all-encompassing. People who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress disorder may be unable to work as a result of their mental conditions.

Los Angeles residents who are unable to work due to suffering from PTSD or schizophrenia may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability. In many cases of schizophrenia, a person may have lived for years as the condition developed. They weren’t always unable to work due to the condition, but over time the symptoms may become overwhelming.

PTSD typically develops due to one specific occurrence or period of time in a person’s life. Many of our readers are probably most commonly used to hearing about PTSD in relation to those who have served in combat during military service. However, thousands of other people develop this mental condition due to other occurrences, such as suffering abuse or being in a tragic accident.

At our law firm, we know that Los Angeles residents who are suffering from a mental condition will need to explore their options. One such option may be applying for SSD benefits in order to secure a sorely needed line of financial resources. For more information, please visit our website.

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