Just because a disability is not visible on the outside does not mean that a person does not suffer just as much, if not more, than a person with a physical disability. Misunderstandings and mental health conditions often go hand-in-hand. However, just because the general public may not fully grasp the pain and suffering an individual endures because of a mental condition does not mean they are not considered disabled. In fact, the Social Security Administration lists a wide variety of mental health conditions that could qualify a person for disability benefits.

Whether it is a symptom of their mental illness or the complexity of the process, it is often challenging for applicants to initiate the application or appeals process. At the Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, our experienced legal team understands that it is not an easy step to take.However, seeking Social Security disability benefits can be a very crucial and necessary step to take. Thus, our law firm is dedicated to guiding New Jersey residents every step of the way.

In order to qualify for SSD benefits, an applicant must meet the definition of disability provided by the Social Security Administration. Additionally, the applicant must suffer from a disability that is listed on their site. A person’s disability must be so severe that he or she is unable to work and the condition has lasted at least a year or is expected to last a year or result in their death.

Compiling all the necessary documentation to prove your claim can be a daunting task. With several years of experience, our legal team has the knowledge and resources to obtain any and all necessary documents, medical records, evidence and expert testimony that could help your claim. It is our goal to help our clients draft a detailed and complete application in order to avoid a denied claim. However, even if you are initially denied, we are willing and prepared to initiate the appeals process.

To learn more, check out our law firm’s Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions website. Living with a disability is not easy, and in order to address medical and financial concerns stemming from a person’s disabling mental condition, SSD benefits are available.