Thousands of Americans live with mental illness and other mental conditions that make functioning in society difficult. These individuals struggle each and every day to try and make their way in the world.
Some struggle with crippling anxiety. This can make doing even the most basic tasks seem overwhelming and impossible. Others struggle with depression. Depression can make it a challenge for those affected to even get out of bed in the morning. Agoraphobia and panic attacks can make it impossible to leave the house and go to unfamiliar situations without panic attacks. Others still suffer from mental illnesses like schizophrenia. In these situations, people may be a danger to themselves or others and require constant care.
In each of these situations, it can be impossible for a person to work. Instead, people may be so wrapped up in dealing with their illnesses that they are unemployable. People in such a situation may have a difficult time making ends meet. They may need to rely on governmental services in order to meet their basic needs.
Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are just one of the many possibilities for those living with mental illness. However, SSDI benefits are often difficult to obtain. People must meet specific eligibility requirements. If people qualify, SSDI can help to compensate people who cannot work because of a disability.
Trying to make these eligibility requirements while living with a mental illness can be nearly impossible. In these situations, an attorney can make all the difference. Our firm has extensive experience in SSDI benefit applications. We can oversee the process, from the beginning through any necessary appeals. This can help people living with mental illness focus on their health instead of their financial bottom line.
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