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Does mental illness qualify one for Social Security disability?

The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to individuals who suffer from disabilities that prevent them from securing gainful employment. These disabilities can be physical or mental. Georgia residents who wish to pursue disability benefits for mental illnesses and impairments may find the following post helpful, though those who plan to submit applications to the Social Security Administration are encouraged to seek assistance with their pending claims.

Fighting for Social Security disability benefits

Georgia residents work for many reasons. Some hold down jobs because they enjoy the challenges of their employment tasks. Others have occupations because they find personal fulfillment from doing something to the best of their abilities. Most people, though, work because they need to earn incomes so that they may pay their bills and may support their dependents and themselves.

Reasons why Social Security disability claims are denied

Individuals who cannot work due to disabilities may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. However, in order for a person to qualify and receive benefits he or she must first fill out and submit an application. Mistakes, omissions and disqualifying information included on a Georgia resident's disability benefits paperwork may lead to the individual receiving a denial of benefits letter from the Social Security Administration.

How does the Social Security Administration define disability?

Holding down a stable job and earning an income that supports one's family are badges of honor for many Bremen residents. Although work can be tough, and not always the most desired activity for a person to engage in, many people are proud of the tasks they complete for their employers and the contributions that they make when performing the responsibilities of their occupations.

What can I expect from my Social Security disability hearing?

You have suffered from chronic pain for so long it's the rule, not the exception. It's hard to leave the house, much less drive or sit at a desk for eight hours a day. You like to work, but it's getting to the point where the only effective way to handle your pain is by staying home. But you have to be able to survive without the steady paycheck you enjoyed for years.

I was diagnosed with PTSD. Can I apply for Social Security disability?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that has become widely recognized and accepted by both medical professionals and the general public in recent years, especially since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Why are so many Social Security disability claims denied?

Most attorneys agree: the process to receive Social Security disability insurance is usually lengthy and complicated. Social Security disability was established by the federal government as a way to provide financial assistance for people who can't work because of a permanent illness or injury. Congress approved the Social Security benefit program in 1935 for older Americans and added disability pay for the sick or injured in 1956.

How To Prepare For Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Giving testimony at your social security disability hearing, or any court proceeding, can be intimidating and scary. However, the process is not meant to deter you or intimidate you. Rather, the hearing is your opportunity to discuss your case with the judge and your attorney. It is meant to be a conversation, not an adversarial battle.

Can you qualify for Social Security disability benefits if you are working?

Not long ago, I had someone come in to see me and ask this very question. She had already received two adverse rulings against her and several lawyers had declined to represent her because she was still working. She was now at the hearing level and she needed help. She was only working part-time as a customer service clerk and her monthly wages were under $1000. I accepted the case, knowing it would be a challenge. Here's why:

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