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Mental Illness

Mental Illnesses & SSDI Claims

Experienced Dallas-Fort Worth SSD Attorneys

Pursuing a Social Security disability 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 you need to manage your disability, which is why we 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 Social Security 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 Social Security Disability Insurance matter and can make sure you are treated fairly throughout the process.

Reach us online or by phone at (888) 898-9189 today.

What Types 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:

  • Alzheimer's
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Anxiety-related disorders (PTSD)
  • Depression or bipolar disorder

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 Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income.

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.

Give Our Firm a Call

Have questions about filing for Social Security disability benefits for a mental illness? 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 with one of our Dallas-Fort Worth Social Security disability attorneys. We can answer your questions and assist you at every stage of the process.

Call (888) 898-9189 or submit an online contact form today. We offer legal services in English and Spanish.


Your Social Security Case Deserves the Best Possible Care & Attention
  • Proven Record of Results

    We have successfully handled thousands of cases in the field of SSDI throughout Texas.

  • Decades of Fighting for Clients

    We have over 60 years of combined experience serving clients in Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) claims.

  • Client-First Approach

    We strive to provide our clients with the responsive service, ethical guidance & unwavering dedication they deserve.

  • Compassionate Legal Support

    We understand how devastating a disability can be and take pride in being able to help those who cannot help themselves.

  • Federal Court Experience

    Our firm has performed a substantial amount of federal court work in Texas and throughout the country.

  • Communication You Can Count On

    We do everything we can to keep our clients informed on the status of their cases, every step of the way.

Client testimonials

Stories From People Who Didn't Give Up
  • “Dan was treated with such kindness from the first day he called your office!”

    - Tameka Ramos
  • “From the very moment they took my case, they were compassionate, constantly kept me notified of the process, listened to me when I had concerns and made me feel like more than just client.”

    - Shawn M.
  • “Coats and Todd attorneys go beyond the call of duty. They have the best caseworkers, who are kind, willing to listen when I was in distress. Told me anytime I needed to talk, feel free to call.”

    - George Montgomery
  • “I was dreading the necessity of hiring a lawyer for disability. Choosing Coats & Todd was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Their team was professional, courteous and always helpful.”

    - Leslie Boorman
  • “Contacting Coats and Todd to handle my disability denial was the best decision I could have made. They showed genuine concern, genuine compassion and true professionalism from start to finish.”

    - Virginia

If you are experiencing a medical issue preventing you from working, our experienced Social Security disability lawyers are here to help. We have more than 60 years of combined experience serving clients in the area of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) law. Along with our experience, we have many traits that set us apart from other firms.