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Qualifying Mental Disability

Mental disabilities can prevent you from earning a living and supporting your family. While Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can offer much-needed assistance for people in this position, these benefits can be difficult to obtain. In fact, most initial claims are denied. To improve your chance of success on appeal, consult with a skilled lawyer.

Georgia Lawyer Helping You Obtain SSD and SSI Benefits

At the Law Office of Ellene Welsh, we understand how stressful and frustrating the SSD or SSI benefit process can be. Using our extensive experience, and offering individualized legal service, we strive to ease the burden by vigorously pursuing benefits so you can focus on taking care of yourself. Our firm proudly works with clients in Douglasville, Columbus, West Georgia and the nearby areas.

Our clients range from Vietnam veterans suffering from PTSD to teens with undiagnosed learning disabilities. Call us at 770-489-3456  to schedule a free initial consultation.

What Mental Conditions Qualify for SSI or SSD Benefits?

To obtain Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income, you must be able to prove you have a qualifying mental disability. The list of recognized conditions includes:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Down syndrome and other developmental or intellectual disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Traumatic brain injuries

The Importance of Medical Evidence

SSD and SSI claims must be supported by proper medical evidence that shows a long history of mental health treatment. We will communicate with the appropriate specialists, including doctors, schools and others who can vouch for your disability. If your mental disability is linked to a physical impairment, we can help show the connection and identify the root of your inability to work. Our firm can help you gather the required medical records and properly prepare your case, walking you through the appeals process.

Speak With a Knowledgeable Social Security Disability Attorney

If you have questions about qualifying mental disorders for SSD or SSI, we can help. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with an SSD mental disability attorney.

Our firm handles these cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no attorney fees until we obtain benefits for you.