Does A Mental Health Issue Prevent You From Working?
Having a mental health issue is overwhelming enough. The last thing you want to have to deal with is navigating Social Security applications and documentation. I am attorney Cory DeLellis. I founded my firm so that I could offer the one-on-one support and guidance people need to understand the Social Security Disability (SSD) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) process.
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I am here to help you understand your mental illness benefits and how to be effective in your application given your mental health issue. While not every mental disorder will prevent you from working, some issues do qualify for governmental assistance. These issues can include:
- Depressive, bipolar and related disorders
- Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and delusional disorder
- Psychotic disorders
- Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Somatic disorders
- Other doctor documented disorders or mental health issues
- Physical issues that prevent you from working
It is crucial to get documentation from a health care professional regarding your mental health condition. Documentation is not a guarantee that you will qualify or that your application will be accepted, but it is needed to show that you are legally disabled. If you have a disabling mental health issue, worked for five or more years in the past decade, and have paid taxes, it is likely that you qualify. This is usually not the obstacle. The obstacle is getting through the paperwork, understanding the rules and meeting the Social Security Administration deadlines. My team and I are here to help you every step of the way. I want to make it easy for you to get answers to your disability questions.