In society today, mental conditions are often misunderstood. Many are not aware how badly they can impact the life of someone. Whether a person was recently diagnosed or has had a mental condition for years, it is likely that they are being treated for the symptoms of the illness. While this can help reduce the symptoms of the condition, helping an individual return to his or her normal life, others are not so fortunate. Mental conditions can be severe and debilitating, making it difficult to work and maintain an enjoyable life.
At the Disability Rights Law Center, our legal professionals understand how mental conditions can severely impact the life of an individual as well as their family members. Therefore, our experienced legal team is devoted to helping individuals in the San Francisco area understand their rights related to their mental conditions.
Much like any other debilitating condition, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and PTSD are all considered to be a disability. If a person has a severe mental condition and they are unable to obtain or maintain gainful employment because of it, he or she is entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.
SSD benefits provide financial support for those unable to work due to a disability. This can help them cover expenses such as medical bills and the cost of living. Our law firm understand that it is difficult to navigate a claim for benefits, which is why we are devoted to helping individuals with every step of the process. We will help you understand the eligibility requirements, what documents are needed and what you can do if you are initially denied benefits.
To learn more, check out our law firm's Social Security Disability benefits for mental conditions webpage. Living with a mental impairment is likely a difficult situation to be in; however, you are likely afforded rights and benefits that can better your situation.