Social Security disability claims for mental illness are difficult to win. You will need solid documentation from mental health professionals and the legal assistance from an attorney who knows how to handle these cases.
The law firm of Coats & Todd has a proven record of success in social security disability mental illness claims. We have helped clients in Texas as we ll as nationwide qualify for benefits. Call our office today at 1-800-856-1031 for a free consultation. If you need help, call us and we can give you a free consultation to help you today.
What is a mental disability?
Depending on your situation, many different things may count as a mental disability. Check out our list below of common mental disabilities, although, even if you do not see your specific issue make sure you call us today. Our lawyers practice extensively in Social Security disability (SSDI) and Social Security Income claims and appeals, and a large portion of those involve mental impairment cases:
- Anxiety disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder ("manic-depressive")
- Clinical depression
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Agoraphobia and other phobias
- Personality disorders
- Brain damage (head trauma)
- Mental retardation
Proving the Disability
Many people are opposed to seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist. You may have a prescription for antidepressants or other medications from your regular doctor, but a Social Security judge will not approve an SSDI mental illness claim without a qualified diagnosis from a psychiatrist or psychologist.
At Coats & Todd, we connect clients with mental health professionals who can run the right tests and provide the proper documentation of your functional capability and disability. We must show that the condition prevents you from holding any job, even if you are "able-bodied."
We understand the stigma of a mental illness diagnosis. We understand the desire to just give up after a SSDI claim is denied. Contact our caring and compassionate attorneys to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. We take no attorney fees unless we win benefits, and we can point you to free psychiatric help in Texas.