Disability and Social Security Benefits
To qualify to receive benefits under either the SSDI or SSI a person must show inability to work on a sustained basis due to a disabling medical condition or combination of medical conditions. Often items these conditions are a result of a car accident, personal injury or on the job injury. It is not enough to prove that you cannot perform the work you are accustomed to doing. You must prove that you cannot perform any type of work on a sustained basis. If you are age 50 or older and you have limited education and a background in physically strenuous work you may only need to show you are unable to perform that job.
Can I Qualify for Benefits based upon Mental Conditions like Depression by itself?
Yes. The Social Security Administration recognizes depression, anxiety and other mental conditions as disabling medical conditions for which you may receive benefits. The conditions have to be such where it prevents you from working and you must be current in your medical treatment for that conditions.
The lawyers at Black & Black have experience in on the job injuries, car accidents and personal injuries such that they can assist you with all elements of your disabling condition. Call now for your free consultation or use the contact form