Mental And Cognitive Impairments

Social Security benefits are available to those who suffer from mental illnesses and cognitive impairments — depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are all considered disabilities under the Social Security code. Unfortunately, these claims can be difficult to win without the proper documentation and evidentiary support.

At The Law Center for Social Security Disability, I have 25 years of experience obtaining Social Security benefits for those who are suffering from mental and cognitive impairments. My name is Gary Jones, and I understand what needs to be done to improve your chances of getting the benefits you deserve — I know how mental illness claims are reviewed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and understand what evidence we will need to support your claim.

Local Counsel That Is Attentive To Your Needs

I am a lawyer who has dedicated his life to helping disabled people get the financial assistance they need. I understand the concerns clients have about how they — and their families — are going to get by and survive, and I work tirelessly to provide personal legal counsel that addresses each client's unique needs.

I can help you establish your eligibility for benefits based on a mental impairment by showing that your disability is so severe it prevents you from working full time. Once a disability is established, the SSA will review the illness to see if it satisfies one of the medical conditions identified in its "Blue Book" listing of impairments. Some of the conditions identified as mental disorders include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Brain injuries
  • Delayed learning
  • Alzheimer's
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Autism
  • Mental retardation
  • Personality disorders

Helping The Disabled Get SSA Benefits

If your mental disability does not appear on the SSA's list of impairments — or if your impairment is listed but doesn't meet the stringent listing requirements — the agency may consider your symptoms to determine your mental residual functional capacity (MRFC). If the SSA determines you don't have the requisite MRFC to maintain gainful employment, you may still be approved if you have sufficient supporting documentation.

The Law Center for Social Security Disability can help you compile the necessary documentation to establish your MRFC — documentation which must include records and opinions submitted by a doctor who specializes in mental conditions. As your disability attorney, I will make sure your doctor has the appropriate MRFC form and that it is properly completed and timely submitted to the SSA.

For a free consultation regarding mental impairments disability and Social Security benefits, contact me online or call 405-896-8852 to reach my office in Oklahoma City.

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