Mental Disorders And Social Security Disability

Mental disorders can have a crippling impact on their victims. While many of these conditions can be treated with medication, some victims cannot find any relief from their symptoms. In many cases, the impact is so severe that even performing basic job tasks is nearly impossible for them.

If you are living with a mental disorder that is keeping you from obtaining or keeping employment, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is not quick to approve benefits for people with mental disorders. They require definitive evidence that your condition cannot be treated with medication and that you are not capable of performing any kind of work.

Get Sound Advice From A Qualified Pennsylvania Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, we represent many clients in SSD claims for mental disorders. We work closely with our clients to compile a complete medical history including appointments with mental health professionals, medications and other treatments. The medical history is critical to the success of your request for benefits. People who have not treated with a mental health professional will likely be told to do so before they will be considered for SSD benefits.

Our lawyers represent clients in claims involving a variety of mental disorders, including:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder

Discuss Your Case With One Of Our Harrisburg Attorneys

Contact our law firm to discuss your questions about mental disorders and your Social Security Disability claim with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.