I am having suicidal thoughts and I am unsettled. So if anyone can suggest anything that might help I would appreciate it....
How difficult to draw s.s. disability for mental illness?
My aunt is mentally ill.She has been fired from about all her jobs.Has mood swings.On anti depressants for years.No social skills.Resents authority.Reclusive.Has angry outbursts.She has no insurance.Can her primary M.D. apply for her disability
Call your local SSI office and request a form to apply for disability. You can assist your aunt in filling it out. Mail it in and you will hear from them regarding the ruling. Often, you are rejected, so then, you make an appointment with an attorney who specializes in SSI work. This won't cost a cent. They will resubmit your application and you will get a court hearing date. After you win, your atty. will take a small percentage. Iapplied 2 years ago and my hearing is scheduled for Aug. 2006. If I win the case, I will be retroactively owed over $26K; my attorney will keep $5,000. Good luck!
It is very difficult to get SSD and to prove mental illness on your own. I was medically discharged from the Navy for mental illness, the paperwork is a pain to fill out and I got turned down. so i got a lawyer the second time I tried to file and won. I got a large settlement and didn't have to pay too much to the lawyer, he was great! (disabled himself) good luck!!
This is quote from SSA "the definition of disability is the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months."
Check with an attorney (or law firm) that specializes in disabilities or a disability advocate. They have access to the tools (resources) necessary to apply. Many disability advocates do not charge a fee unless the client is able to obtain Disability. Best wishes.
her Dr can apply for state disability, and at the same time call or go to social security and start her application. if approved right away will be on it within 2 months. But from experience soc sec or ssi can take up to 2-3 yrs. you generally will get 2 denial letters then go get a lawyer who only does social sec claims. he'll get paid out of her back pay from social security which will pay 5 months after the date u first put in application. so start now on that can get rough but in long run it well worth it. I know it sounds weird but the system will make it hard on you to get what is owed to you if you need it. I have diabetes its severe to the point of legs swelling an numbness also have disgented disc disease and high blood pressure, so with everything i cant stand not more then 5 minutes without extreme pain and with legs going numb still had to get lawyer go in front of judge and the MRI is what did it, he over ruled the doctors that soc sec had me see saying i could work a sit down job.....