Social Security Disability Benefits And Major Depressive Disorder
WHEN DEPRESSION KEEPS YOU OUT OF WORK
Sometimes depression can be so severe that it keeps you out of work. This is true even if you've tried antidepressants, or therapy, or every other kind of treatment out there. It's true if you'd actually rather be working than suffering from depression. But you simply can't.
If you have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and your doctor says you can't work anymore, it may be time to talk to the Law Office of Charles E. Binder and Harry J. Binder about Social Security Disability benefits.
About Depression and Applying for SSD or SSI
Depression is not specifically listed in the Social Security Administration's impairment listing manual, but you may still be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if your depression is severe. To qualify for SSD or SSI benefits on the basis of depression, your medical records must document the symptoms of depression and the effect that depression has had on your life:
- Limiting your activities of daily living
- Making it difficult for you to function socially
- Making it difficult for you to concentrate, do daily activities or keep up -with work
- Occurring over and over again, and getting worse, with each episode having extended duration
If you do not meet these criteria, you may still qualify for Social Security Disability based on your residual functional capacity, age and education. The best way to learn about your options is to talk with an attorney at the Law Office of Charles E. Binder and Harry J. Binder. We will help you by organizing the medical documentation and preparing your SSD application, while offering compassion and understanding in the process.
Call the Law Office of Charles E. Binder and Harry J. Binder. Don’t Ever Give Up.
If you’re disabled and can’t work anymore, call the attorneys at the Law Office of Charles E. Binder and Harry J. Binder at 1-800-4-BINDER or contact us
online for a free initial consultation. Don’t ever give up.