Qualifying For Social Security With a Mental Illness

What Does It Take to Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Mental health disorders are the most common reason for Americans to be classified as disabled by the Social Security Administration. Did you know that over 35% of those currently receiving Social Security benefits are classified as disabled due to a mental illness (including intellectual disabilities)?

Qualifying for Benefits Due to a Mental Illness is Difficult and Complex

However, the majority of initial applications for disability benefits are denied. While studies show that those suffering from a mental illness or disability are just as likely to receive benefits as someone with a physical disability, the fact remains that securing Social Security benefits is difficult no matter who you are.

Download This FREE Book to Learn What You Need to Apply for Your Benefits

This practical guidebook is designed to be used by individuals, families, and mental healthcare providers as they prepare their Social Security disability benefits applications. Download your free copy today to learn:

  • Which disability program is the best fit for you.
  • The mental disorders the SSA recognizes as qualifying you for benefits.
  • How disabled adult children may qualify for benefits.
  • What to expect at your Social Security hearing.
  • 5 tips to improve your chance of a successful application.
  • And more!

Knowing all you can about the disability claims process is the first step to building a successful claim, and there's no better way to learn than by downloading your free copy of Mental Illness & Social Security Disability: A Practical Guidebook for Individuals, Families, and Mental Healthcare Providers today. Simply fill out the form on this page and download!

Sean D. Cuddigan
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SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska