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Detailed criteria for disability benefits due to mental illness

Oklahomans who are suffering from mental illness have a rough road in dealing with their everyday struggles. Their issues can make it difficult to function in any setting be it personal or professional. A lifeline that is frequently beneficial if they meet the criteria for qualifying mental conditions is to file for Social Security disability benefits. For people who are seeking SSD benefits for mental conditions, there are four different areas of mental functioning to remember when the determination is made as to whether they qualify: understanding, remembering or applying information; interacting with others; concentrating, persisting or maintaining pace; and adapting or managing oneself.

Can I get SSD benefits for obsessive-compulsive mental disorder?

Mental illness can be difficult to pinpoint and define. Often, Oklahomans who are suffering from it are not even aware that it can reach the severity to warrant getting Social Security disability benefits. One mental disorder that afflicts many people is obsessive-compulsive disorder, otherwise known as OCD. Having OCD can result in an approval for SSD benefits if all the necessary criteria are met.

What is bipolar disorder and the requirements for SSD benefits?

A problem frequently experienced by Oklahomans who are suffering from mental illness is that they are unaware of the exact problem they have or that they can seek Social Security disability benefits because of it. Filing for disability benefits for a mental illness such as bipolar disorder has certain requirements, but for a person who is suffering from the disorder, it is quite beneficial to understand the criteria and move forward with an application.

Understanding anxiety disorders

Life is not always easy, and there undoubtedly will be stressful times in one's life, times when nervousness or anxiety creeps in, whether it is before a job interview, taking a test, or the purchase of a new home. But for many Americans, including some living in and near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the surrounding area, there are instances where these feelings of anxiety are more than just occasional feelings. Many of these people may be victims of an anxiety disorder.

Know the facts about SSI or SSDI for mental health disability

Social Security benefits are available for many people who have mental health conditions which limit their ability to hold a job. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that about 35.2 percent of all recipients who receive Social Security Disability Insurance qualify for disability due to mental health conditions.

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