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How to receive Social Security Disability for depression

Many things affect people in New Jersey on a daily basis. These things include outside forces, such as people's jobs, families, the weather and whether the vehicle is working. It can also include personal or internal factors, as well as if they are tired, sick and injured, among others. One of these other factors is whether they are struggling with any mental health issues.

There are many different mental health issues, and they affect people in different ways. However, even though they are not physical, they can control what a person is able to do throughout a given day. They can even affect a person's ability to work, just like a physical injury or condition can prevent people from working. One of these mental health issues that can really affect people's lives is clinical depression.

Depression can make life difficult. To help assist with this problem, the person suffering from it may be able to receive Social Security Disability. But, certain requirements must be met first.

The person must provide documentation that they have at least five symptoms, which include, but are not limited to, depressed mood, diminished interest in almost all activities, sleep disturbance, decreased energy, thoughts of death or suicide and others. These symptoms must limit one's ability to concentrate, interact with others, understand or adapt or manage oneself or is has persisted for two years with medical documentation that it has affected the person for at least two years.

Many people in New Jersey suffer from depression. This affects people in different ways, but it can debilitating for many people. They may be able to receive Social Security Disability to help assist them in meeting their needs, but certain requirements must be met first. It is important to understand the requirements and the process that one needs to go through to ensure one receives their proper benefits.

Source: SSA.gov, "Disability Evaluation under Social Security - 12.00 Mental Disorders - Adults," accessed on March 7, 2017

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