Mental health disorders, just like physical conditions, cause a broad range of different symptoms in different people. Some of the more common and frequently observed symptoms that people struggle with when they have mental health concerns include difficulties with executive function, which can make getting complicated tasks done difficult. Other people may experience anxiety or depression, both of which can lead to someone putting off necessary tasks for extended amounts of time.
If you have a mental health diagnosis that keeps you from working, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. You shouldn’t let the symptoms of your condition stop you from getting the support you need.
Professional help can make a world of difference
Navigating the SSDI application process isn’t easy in the best of circumstances. When you are also dealing with mental health concerns, all of that paperwork can be prohibitively difficult. There are many details to manage, and small mistakes can mean a denial and a lengthy appeal process.
Partnering with an attorney who has experienced both in initial applications and appealing rejected applications can help you connect with the benefits you really need. When you have professional help, you won’t have to worry about forgetting a deadline or putting off filling out certain forms until it’s too late. You also won’t have to worry about your mental state on any given day affecting your ability to follow through with necessary tasks during the application process.
A lawyer can manage everything from filing certain forms to advocating for you and the benefits you need. Instead of adding to your stress, your application for SSDI can be a journey to get the support you need.