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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions Archives

SSD for claims of mental impairment

Social Security Disability claims depend on evidence. This makes some claims easier to to be approved. For instance, an individual suffering from heart disease may have a well-documented medical record, complete with tests, treatments and other evidence detailing the observable physical toll the disease has taken on the individual's heart.

Social Security claims for mental disorders

One of the most difficult types of Social Security disability claims is that of a mental impairment. Medicine in the U.S. is materialistic, in that physical ailments and diseases or conditions that create physical evidence are typically considered more "real" than mental or psychological impairments.

Study: Postpartum anxiety affecting more women than expected

Work and anxiety disorders don't fit together too well for most people. People who experience anxiety or anxiety-related conditions often find that they cannot continue working until and unless they can effectively treat their symptoms, which is why many people apply for disability benefits when they cannot work.

Too young to develop Alzheimer's disease?

With early-onset Alzheimer's disease, it difficult to know which would be worse. Not knowing what is wrong and spend months or years dealing with doctors in an effort to find out why you no longer can remember important tasks or dates, or to be told years in advance that you are likely to develop the disease.

Researchers claim that seasonal affective disorder doesn't exist

Depression can happen for several reasons. Some patients may have a genetic predisposition, while other cases are triggered by trauma or other negative life events. Patients may live with a range of symptoms, from chronic sadness, hopelessness or anxiety to sleep disorders, pain and lack of energy.

Proposed FISCAL programs helps SSDI recipients manage their money

Not only are Social Security Disability Benefits awarded to Missouri residents who are unable to work due to physical disabilities, but they are also available to those who suffer from certain mental conditions as well. According to a Yale University psychiatry professor, there are currently 3.5 million people in America suffering from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental conditions who depend on their Social Security Disability benefits to survive. Unfortunately, many of these beneficiaries lack the ability to control and organize their finances, which can lead to many issues.

Man diagnosed with mental illness granted SSDI benefits through his wife

Social Security Disability Benefits have proven to be a lifeline for many Americans who are unable to work due to a physical disability, serious condition or mental impairment. When workers develop a mental condition that makes it impossible for them to continue working, they may be eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits through the Social Security Administration.

New conditions added to the Compassionate Allowances Program

Individuals who suffer from chronic and severe diseases rely on their Social Security Disability benefits to fund their costly medical care. Many Missouri SSDI recipients use the funds to survive on a daily basis, as they may be unable to work. The Social Security Administration is a key component in evaluating ailing individual’s applications for benefits, and determining whether or not their illness lies within the realms of Social Security coverage.

Taking a closer look at the SSD benefit qualifications process

For St. Louis parents living with a child with a mental illness such as autism, depression, or bipolar disorder, the daily stresses and concerns that they deal with can be overwhelming. Combine that with the financial costs associated with the child's care, and parents may wonder how they'll ever be able to handle the situation they're faced with.