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Seeking Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions


When a person in Kissimmee and throughout the state is suffering from depression or some other form of mental illness, they might be under the impression that they have to suffer in silence and can't seek help or benefits to get well. However, this is a mistake. Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions are available to those who meet the criteria. These are legitimate health issues and those who are suffering from them need not be embarrassed when filing for disability benefits for mental illness.

Receiving Social Security disability for mental retardation


A common concern for people in Kissimmee and across the state is whether or not a person who is suffering from a mental disorder or intellectual disability such as mental retardation will be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions are similar to any other issue that would lead to a person applying for and receiving benefits. There are certain criteria that must be met in order to be granted benefits for qualifying mental conditions.

How do I receive Social Security disability for mental illness?


A common issue afflicting people in Kissimmee is mental illness. Since the problems a person might be having don't show up on an X-ray or CAT scan, they're often dismissed as in their heads. They are, but not in the derogatory way that is often meant. Mental conditions are real and affective disorders have certain criteria for the person suffering from it to receive Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions. Knowing these criteria before filing can be the key to receiving approval.

Understanding mental conditions that may qualify for disability


Social Security Disability benefits may be available for both physical and mental medical conditions. In general, qualifying for SSD benefits requires that the applicant suffers from a medical condition that is expected to continue 12 months or longer or result in death. In addition, the medical condition must be severe enough that the applicant is prevented from working and earning and income because of it. The work history of the applicant is also be taken into account when applying for SSD benefits, however, if the applicant is low income but does not have sufficient work history, that may not be the end of the story. Additional options, such as through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, may be available to applicants in the latter situation.

Helping those with mental disorders protect their SSDI benefits


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.

Autism and Social Security disability benefits


Kissimmee resident who suffer from a disability know that Social Security Disability Income can be an important source of income. In this recent blog post, this blog explained how difficult it can be for people -- especially young people -- to obtain SSDI benefits when they are struggling with mental illness. The requirements that people need to meet can be arduous for people who are struggling as it is.

SSDI can be difficult for people suffering with mental illness


For many years, there has been a stigma surrounding mental illness that has made some people reluctant to get help. While these barriers are slowly breaking down, some claim that young people are still having trouble getting the help they need to fight mental illness.