SSDI benefits for severe depression

by lmallernee | July 6th, 2012

Clinical depression is a serious medical condition that can be profoundly disabling. For that reason, many people with severe depression may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to help them financially, according to the Digital Journal.

Since medical evidence is needed to obtain SSD benefits for clinical depression and it can sometimes be difficult to prove a depression-related disability claim, it’s wise to seek help from a Social Security Disability lawyer.

Applicants with severe depression must show that their condition impairs their ability to work and that it is expected to last continuously for at least a year.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will look at the applicant’s ability to perform “activities of daily living,” such a cooking, shopping, and paying bills. The applicant’s ability to function in a social group and to focus on common work tasks will also be reviewed by the SSA.

SSD application for depression must include medical records and documents that show how the applicant’s depression affects him or her at home and at work.

To maintain eligibility for SSD benefits for depression, ongoing medical treatment is required, such as therapy and medications.

If you are experiencing debilitating depression, you can talk to an attorney who can help you take care of your financial needs so that you can focus on getting better.

If you or someone you know needs help Filing for SSD benefits, contact the lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin.

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