Written by attorney Cameron D. Simpson

Can mental illness serve as the basis for a Social Security disability claim?

Yes, mental illness is in fact a listing of impairments within the social security law. For example, some who suffers from depression, or anxiety, or post traumatic stress disorder, or schizophrenia, or bipolar syndrome, can qualify for social security disability benefits, under the listings. You should contact a social security disability attorney to determine whether or not you meet those qualifications, and how to go about following through with your case.

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