Mental Disability and Social Security Disability Help
Many Social Security claimants are unable to work because of mental disabilities. However, currently many claimants who have mental issues have not been treated by mental health professionals.
To win a Social Security Disability Claim, a disabled individual must show he or she is currently unable to work. This requires current diagnosis and treatment. Mental health treatment in the past may help a claim, but a mental disability can only be proven by current treatment with a psychologist or psychiatrist. Current treatment does not mean getting treatment a week before your Social Security Disability hearing. Treatment with a mental health professional must be long enough and frequent enough so that the mental health professional has a believable opinion.
If a claimant with a mental disability is abusing alcohol or illegal drugs, Social Security may consider that the mental disability is the result of drug or alcohol abuse. Therefore, Social Security Disability Benefits will be denied.
You can improve your chances of winning your Social Security Disability Claim by contacting a Social Security Disability Lawyer for help.