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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions Archives

Know the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder

Traumatic events can cause post traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms can start anywhere from immediately after the event to years down the road. While many tend to think of PTSD as it relates to war veterans, the truth is that any traumatic event can lead to PTSD. You also do not need to be the person who was hurt to develop this disorder, as just watching someone else get hurt can bring on the development of PTSD.

Helping you seek SSD benefits for mental conditions

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.

Qualifying for SSD benefits due to a mental impairment

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.

Mental illness and Social Security Disability

It is often believed that Social Security Disability benefits are only reserved for certain physical disabilities. However, mental disorders and illnesses can also cause serious disability in individuals and can also qualify them for benefits. While it may be difficult to win a claim based on mental illnesses, being approved can be more likely when you know how the process works and what type of evidence you need to provide in support of your claim. 

Tackling the initial application for SSD benefits

Mental illness is usually something that builds over time, gradually becoming more of a problem if the Californian who has the condition does not get the appropriate help and medication. As time goes on, a mental impairment may become so serious that the individual is no longer able to work to earn an income. If this occurs, such an individual may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Comprehensive service when applying for SSD benefits

Some Los Angeles residents may attempt to apply for Social Security Disability benefits on their own. And then, when their application is denied, they may be looking for answers - or they may just give up. Our readers need to know that there are multiple levels to an application for SSD benefits - the process oftentimes isn't as simple as just submitting an application. For a disabled person in Los Angeles, whether it is a physical disability or a mental impairment, having an application for SSD benefits denied can be a devastating financial blow.

Helping you obtain SSD benefits for a mental condition

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.

PTSD is a mental impairment that could lead to SSD benefits

When many people think of Social Security Disability benefits for illnesses, they probably think of the people who are terminally ill and therefore cannot return to work. However, qualifying for SSD benefits for illness can be accomplished by other people besides those who are dealing with terminal or severe cases of heart disease or cancer - it can be done by those who suffer from mental impairments as well.

The prevalence of mental impairments in America

Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits for an illness can be difficult, as any of our readers who are familiar with previous posts here know. Applicants oftentimes need to put together all of the medical documentation they can muster, as well as meticulously describing how the illness limits their ability to work. This is no easy task, but it can be even more difficult when the illness is a mental impairment.

Can a traumatic event lead to a disabling mental impairment?

There are whole fields of medicine that focus on the study of how people develop mental impairments. There are so many different mental impairments that it can be hard to understand them all, but the medical community's knowledge of mental impairments is increasing all the time. One connection that has been made is the development of a mental impairment due to experiencing a traumatic event. Our Los Angeles readers may be wondering, can such a traumatic event spawn a mental impairment that is considered a disability for the purposes of qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

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