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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders

South Carolina Social Security Disability Attorneys Can Help You Get SSD Benefits

If you suffer from a mental illness, you may be able to collect disability payments. While proving a mental illness can be harder than proving cancer, paralysis, asthma, or another obvious physical impairment, it is still possible. The key is to talk to a South Carolina Social Security disability lawyer who can help you prove your injury in your application for disability benefits.

You must show that you have a work history through a prescribed period before applying for Social Security disability. Your injury must be verified by a licensed doctor and it must be included in the list of eligible mental health impairments, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cognitive disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Substance addiction
  • Autism and developmental disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mental retardation or intellectual disability
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Paranoia
  • Affective disorders

We Help People Get the Disability Benefits They Need

Most people think that disability just involves physical symptoms, but those who suffer from some mental illnesses could be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. A severe mental illness can hurt your ability to work as much as any physical injury. At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we fight for our clients' rights. We understand that if you are struggling from a mental health illness, then you need time and treatment. We want to help you get back on the road to recovery and we know you need financial security in the meantime.

Are you ready to learn about the Social Security disability benefits you could be entitled to? Call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers today to schedule your free consultation. Let us fight for what you need to get your quality of life back.