SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY FOR DEPRESSION
While many individuals with depression are able to obtain jobs, maintaining employment can be difficult. Due to the unpredictable nature of the disease and changes in the effectiveness of the medication, depressive onsets may cause poor job performance, including missed work and missed deadlines. Unfortunately, the social stigmas attached to emotional diseases — such as depression and anxiety — cause many to put off applying for Social Security Disability benefits. This is a mistake. The SSD application process can take years. This means years of struggling to pay your bills while treating your emotional disability. At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we understand the debilitating effects emotional impairments have on our clients’ ability to earn a living. For almost 20 years, lawyer Kathleen Day has been helping individuals in Corpus Christi and the surrounding South Texas Coastal Bend obtain the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits they need to treat their depression and emotional bills and keep up with the daily costs of living.
When physical injuries prevent individuals from performing the daily tasks they once enjoyed, depression and anxiety can result. When determining your eligibility for SSD benefits, all of your physical, mental, and emotional impairments will be considered. It’s important to document any depression or anxiety caused by a physical injury.
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Although emotional impairments — such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — cannot be seen with the naked eye, that does not mean they are any less incapacitating than a physical disability.
Many individuals who suffer from depression find it impossible to get out of bed in the morning. Completing even the simplest of tasks is a daunting and overwhelming experience.
At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we work closely with psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as vocational experts, to demonstrate to the SSA that our clients’ depression rises to the level of a disability and entitles them to disability benefits.
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At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, our door is always open. Unlike larger, national law firms, you are more than your Social Security number. Every client who walks through our door is given the face-to-face time, energy and dedication needed to get him or her the benefits he or she deserves.
Contact the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day to speak with an experienced, local lawyer about filing for Social Security Disability benefits for depression. Call our office at (361) 888-4342.