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Mental Illnesses & SSDI Claims

Experienced Dallas Fort-Worth SSD Attorneys

Pursuing a claim for a mental illness can be challenging and overwhelming, especially without the right legal team behind you. At Coats & Todd, we have been faithfully serving clients in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas for more than 20 years. We know how important it is to obtain the income support they need to manage their disability and work closely with each client to provide the personalized legal counsel they deserve.

If you or a loved one are suffering from a mental illness and would like to pursue a disability claim, we encourage you to contact our firm as soon as possible. We have the experience, insight, and resources to help you navigate your SSDI matter and can make sure you are treated fairly throughout the process.

What type of mental illnesses qualify for SSD or SSI?

Unfortunately, there are no specific mental health symptoms that guarantee approval of a claim. Social Security will take a similar approach to mental impairments as they do with physical impairments. They carefully review a person's functional capacity to work, regardless of their impairments, rather than granting benefits for set illnesses.

There are, however, common illnesses that tend to qualify, for example:

You must be able to prove that you not only have the mental illness, but also that it prevents you from working. If any of these illnesses, or similar ones, affect you or a loved to the point that you cannot support yourself with consistent income, you may be able to qualify for SSD or SSI.

Can You Get Disability for Depression?

With growing awareness of mental health conditions, including depression, this has become a common question. Depression on its own can be considered a disability, just as a physical disability can cause depression. It is possible to receive SSDI benefits for depression, but it must be proven to be debilitating. If your claim was denied, Coats & Todd may be able to help you get the right information to provide the necessary evidence.

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Have questions about filing for SSD/SSI benefits? It is important that you consult with an attorney about your case to ensure that you present the strongest claim possible.

Contact our firm today to discuss your case. Proudly serving the Dallas and Fort Worth area!

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