MENTAL ILLNESS AS A DISABLING OR CONTRIBUTING CONDITION

Social Security Mental Illness Disability Lawyer in Tuscaloosa County

Some people have dealt with mental illness for many years, but have been able to remain employed. For others, a mental illness develops secondary to an injury, disease or loss of physical capabilities.

In order to determine eligibility for SSD benefits due to a mental illness, a medical professional will need to assess the mental capabilities of the claimant.  They will determine first if a person does, in fact, have a mental illness through a number of different tests.  Since a mental illness can make many areas of life undoable, then, they must determine what a person can and cannot do.  For some people, the impact of mental illness can be so debilitating that they cannot even meet their basic daily needs.  Other mental illness sufferers have difficulty concentrating and remembering instructions and tasks.  Many have great difficulty with social interaction.

If you suffer from one or more mental illnesses and can no longer work, the attorneys and staff at Blume & Blume have handled many cases involving diagnoses including, but not limited to:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizo-Affective Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • Learning/Reading Disorder
  • Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)

A mental illness can not only hinder a person greatly, but can cost them and their loved ones financially.  It is important to have an experienced mental illness disability lawyer help with such claims. Let the attorney’s and staff at Blume & Blume help you apply and/or appeal your case.

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