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Mental Illness and Social Security Disability

It Is A Complex Area? Mental illness and social security disability is a complex area, but that is why you are always best to seek professional assistance wherever possible. The problem arises with how mental illness is classified, thanks to the fact that it can vary in its severity, as the symptoms can be difficult to assess as they are all inwards and this is why claims can be rejected.

Another major issue is that the people that deal with these claims are not licensed psychiatrists, so people are rightfully concerned about those people dealing with a claim. This has actually led to a number of people having their disability claims rejected as the so called experts do not know that some types of mental illness are actually cyclical in nature, so at the time of an assessment they may seem to be relatively normal. Clearly if this happens it is important that the correct legal help is sought in order to ensure that the applicant does indeed receive the help that they deserve.

How They Assess.

When assessing this type of claim they will refer to a set of guidelines that are listed in what is referred to as the blue book. This book lists the various impairments for a whole host of illnesses, but in particular mental illnesses. The person looking at your case will determine if you are indeed disabled according to this book, but that does not allow them to deal with things on a personal level and mental health problems are very individual in nature.

You can see how getting the correct legal advice is important and could make the difference between getting your award and being left in a difficult situation. If you or a loved one has any questions about social security disability and mental health, or need some assistance with completing the form, then contact Carabin Shaw. We offer a free consultation, so contact us now at 915.779.2301.

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