Mental Disorder Disability Claims
Downey Mental Disorder Claim Lawyers
Southern California Disability Benefits Attorneys
If you can't work due to a mental illness, obtaining benefits from Social Security Disability or SSI can be difficult. It's very hard to convince the Social Security Administration that mental disorders are legitimate disabilities because they can't see inside a person's head. However, that doesn't mean that it's impossible.
Our attorneys have helped numerous individuals with mental impairments apply for Social Security Disability benefits claims. As in physical disability claims, it's important to have your condition medically well-documented. If you've been prescribed medication, it's important to take your medication and see a specialist if you've only sought treatment from a family physician to date.
At the law offices of Judith S. Leland, our lawyers are experienced in proving this type of disability, and we offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your mental illness or disorder claim. For your convenience, we have offices in Downey, Santa Ana and Ontario in Southern California.
Our lawyers have successfully handled mental disorder claims for:
- Major depression resulting in auditory and visual hallucinations
- Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Panic disorder
- Congenital mental impairments such as autism
- Mental impairments caused by trauma to the brain
- Diminished intellectual functioning
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
Post-Traumatic Distress Disorder
Many people think that posttraumatic stress disorder only affects soldiers returning from a combat situation. However, police officers, firemen, emergency medical technicians as well as people who work in banks and convenience stores that have been robbed can experience PTSD. Anyone who is exposed to stress that is outside of what normal people experience can suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder.
The Social Security Administration typically uses doctors who will perform a very limited examination of an individual. After completing the examination, they will usually state that they don't see anything wrong. However, our lawyers will work with your doctor and witnesses such as friends and family members to provide details about the severity and truth of your condition.
Free Attorney Consultation - No Fees Unless We Win
To schedule an appointment with an experienced disability lawyer, call 1-562-219-4156, or toll free at 1-866-764-0321, or fill out our simple contact us form. There are no consultation fees and we charge no attorney's fee unless we help you obtain benefits.