Many people misunderstand the nature of depression. It is not simply feeling "out of it" for a few days. Rather, depression is a profound sadness that reaches into every aspect of a person's life. Depression can lead to the loss of energy, weight loss and problems with sleep. In the worst cases, depression can lead to thoughts of suicide.

In some cases, severe physical injuries, such as spinal injuries, can bring on depression as well. Depression is part of bipolar disorder as well. In certain cases, depression can be treated with medication and therapy. For some people, these treatments are not effective.

If you have severe depression, you may not be able to function in the workplace, even if you want to work.Timothy Cuddigan, a disability lawyer in Omaha, can help you determine whether you are eligible for  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI, is a benefit that is intended for people who are unable to work for longer than 12 months. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will not approve SSDI benefits without medical proof, and in fact denies the majority of claims in the initial stages. Don't give up !

An experienced disability attorney can give you the best chance of getting the benefits you need. Cuddigan Law, P.C., L.L.O., has achieved successful results for thousands of people in Omaha and Lincoln areas of Nebraska and the Council Bluffs and  surrounding area in southwest Iowa.

In order to approve your claim for disability benefits, the SSA will need proof that your disability will keep you from working for a period of 12 months or longer. If you have depression or another qualifying mental disorder, you will need to provide extensive documentation of this fact. We will gather your medical records and work with your doctor to demonstrate why depression is keeping you from working.

If you suffer from depression that is preventing you from working, contact  the Omaha disability lawyers at Cuddigan Law for a free evaluation of your case. Call (402) 933-5405 or e-mail [email protected]. And for detailed information that can help you win the benefits you have earned, download our free book  5 Deadly Mistakes  that Can Destroy Your Social Security Disability Case.

Timothy J. Cuddigan
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Omaha Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyer With Over 40 Years Experience