Qualifying Mentally Limiting Conditions

A number of mental disorders and other mental health conditions also qualify for Social Security benefits. Obtaining these benefits can be a challenging process. The attorneys at Miller Cohen, P.L.C., have extensive experience helping individuals obtain these benefits. We have the medical resources necessary to help you with your claim.

Categories Of Mental Impairment For Social Security Benefits

The Social Security Administration has 11 categories they use to classify mental impairments:

  • Neurocognitive disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
  • Depressive, bipolar and other related disorders
  • Intellectual disorders
  • Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Somatic symptom and related disorders
  • Impulse-control and personality disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma and stressor related disorders

But understanding which benefits are eligible is often more complex. The list of qualifying conditions is extensive and eligibility is not always black and white. A diagnosis of mental illness or some other mental condition may not be enough.

The Importance Of Proper Medical Documentation

Medical documentation is one of the most important parts of a Social Security Disability benefits application. Failure to provide the correct documentation could result in your claim being delayed or denied altogether. We can help you make sure your application is complete. We have the experience and the resources necessary to properly prepare your disability benefits application.

Get Help Getting Benefits For Your Condition

Whether you have a mental health condition or some other limiting condition, which impairs you, we can help you with your Social Security benefits claim. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer, call our office at 313-566-4787 or 800-221-6021. You can also contact our firm online. Based in Detroit, our firm represents individuals throughout the state of Michigan.