Mental illness is something that few want to talk about or acknowledge, but it afflicts a significant number of people. In New Jersey, when people are suffering from mental illness or mental conditions, it can negatively impact their ability to function in work and social settings, making it all-but impossible to earn a living. For those with obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is possible that the issues meet the requirements for qualifying mental conditions and disability benefits can be approved. Understanding OCD and what evidence is needed is key to a case.
When a New Jersey resident is injured and the injuries result in an inability to work, they have the right to seek Social Security disability benefits for injury. When the injury occurred on the job, they can also get workers' compensation. A common question that is asked is whether the workers' compensation benefits will have an impact on the Social Security disability benefits and if there will be a reduction in either. For this and questions like it, it is wise to have legal assistance from the start.
New Jersey readers know there are specific types of medical conditions that could prevent them from working. When a person's physical injury, mental illness or medical condition keeps him or her from earning a living, it could be grounds for a disability claim. This is the case for many people living with serious cases of arthritis.
New Jersey residents who are seeking Social Security Disability benefits for mental conditions will try to accrue as much useful evidence as they possibly can to show the Social Security Administration (SSA) that their issues are of sufficient severity to warrant benefits. Obviously, medical sources and those who know the claimant well, such as family members and friends, can provide that evidence. However, there are other sources that might be beneficial to the case. Past employers could be used in certain instances. But, it is important to know when a past employer's testimony can be utilized.
When a New Jersey resident has injuries, an illness or condition that prevents them from working and they need Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, there is a chance that there will be a denied claim after the initial application. That is not unusual. Many people apply for SSD benefits and are denied, only to be approved when they file an appeal.