Most Florida residents rely on some sort of income in order to meet their basic needs, such as food, housing and clothing. When a person is unable to work, and therefore cannot receive income from an employer, it can be a scary situation. People may wonder how they will secure the money they need to take care of themselves.
Mental illnesses and disorders come in many categories, including psychological, psychiatric and cognitive problems. These can stem from very different causes and can have very different degrees of severity and impact upon a person's life. However, many relatively common disorders and illnesses -- including post-traumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia, severe depression, cognitive delays or autism - can make it difficult or impossible for people to work. Thankfully, Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability benefits are often available to help people with these disorders. These programs can help people obtain the income they need to meet their needs.
However, obtaining these benefits can require a significant amount of work and expertise. This is often something that people are not able to do alone. Our firm, however, can help you successfully apply for these programs. We have many years of experience in dealing with the complicated world of social security disability benefits.
We can help you assemble the evidence you need to prove that your mental disorder prevents you from working. Often this requires medical documentation from physicians, psychologists and others. With this evidence, we can help you through the application process and through any necessary appeals. Not only does our firm have the expertise that is necessary for social security disability claims, but we will also treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve.
Source: For more information on how those with mental disorders can obtain disability benefits, please see our mental disorders webpage.