March 14, 2018
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The Many Hurdles to Overcome When Suffering From Mental Illness and Disability

With mental health being an important topic widely discussed across America today, it is no wonder that many people have struggled to maintain balancing work and other aspects of their life when they are suffering from a mental illness. One of the unfortunate facts of life for somebody who struggles with mental illness is that they may have difficulty portraying this illness in a way that reaches others. This means that, just because the illness is not always seen on the surface, must mean that you are not suffering in some way. This is not true and we want to […]
December 27, 2017

How does the Social Security Administration evaluate mental illness with regard to disability cases?

Many applications for Social Security disability cite mental illness as the primary cause of disability.  In addition, physical ailments can come with unseen psychological consequences.  Painful chronic conditions can take a toll on an individual both emotionally and psychologically.  Many of these cases get denied and wind up going to a hearing.   There are three basic things needed by the Social Security Administration in order to proceed with evaluating your mental disorder.  First, they require documentation of a severe and lasting mental illness.  Then they must be able to consider whether or not your mental illness impairs your capacity […]