Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic depression, is an affective disorder that produces both depressive (low) feelings and manic (elated) mood swings. Changes in a person’s mood may occur several times a day to a few times a year. For some, the condition is so severe that they are unable to work full-time. If you can’t maintain employment due to manic depression, ask our firm about qualifying for Social Security Disability (SSD) based on bipolar disorder.
There are three types of bipolar disorder:
Bipolar disorders are considered mental disorders by the SSA and are evaluated by severity levels. To qualify for either SSD benefits, the following requirements must be met:
If you have bipolar disorder, you know how much the symptoms can disrupt your life and ability to work. While the SSA classifies bipolar disorder as a disabling condition, it may deny your claim if your symptoms don’t appear to be severe. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, it’s our goal to help you get benefits, even if the SSA initially denies your claim.
Don’t let fear of paying attorney’s fees keep you from calling our Social Security Disability lawyers. You don’t pay us any money unless we get SSD benefits for you and your family. Don’t wait to get the help you need—contact us today to see if you qualify for SSD based on your bipolar disorder.
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