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 […]