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SSDI may be available for mental illness disability

Some stigma may still attach to certain mental illness in America, but at least one area of the law exists that may help those who find their lives affected by a psychological problem: Social Security Disability Insurance.

As previous posts here have mentioned, people with mental illnesses in New Jersey may be able to file for and receive SSDI benefits if they otherwise meet the requirements for the program. This means that they are, at a minimum, unable to engage in substantial gainful activity, and the condition has lasted for at least a year or is expected to least that long. People who suffer from everything from depression to schizophrenia to certain "organic mental disorders" may be eligible for these benefits.

Of course, depending on the disorder, people with mental health issues may be in more need of personalized help than other SSDI applicants. It is important for applicants to learn about the way the Social Security Administration tends to process applications based upon psychological conditions. At our law firm we work with our clients to attempt to make certain that the best possible case is presented at the beginning of the process, which can make the receipt of much needed benefits quicker and less stressful.

New Jersey residents with mental disorders want nothing different than anyone else: to be listened to and treated as a human being with emotions and goals and needs. Seeking SSDI benefits for such a condition can be a difficult process. For more information on qualifying for SSDI benefits based on a mental illness disability, please visit our website.

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