If you or a loved one is seeking Social Security disability benefits for a mental impairment, call a Charlotte disability lawyer at (704) 815-6055 today.
To obtain Social Security disability benefits for a mental impairment, you must demonstrate that you have a long-lasting, severe and medically determinable mental impairment that prevents you working. A finding of disability due to mental illness requires (1) a diagnosis of a psychiatric impairment and (2) documentation of the severity of your impairment and the resulting limitations by a psychiatrist or licensed clinical psychologist. A diagnosis by a primary care physician (who is not a psychiatrist or licensed clinical psychologist) will not be sufficient. If necessary, the Social Security Administration will schedule a consultative examination to obtain this evidence.
Once it is established that you have a severe, medically determinable mental impairment, the Social Security decision-maker will evaluate your ability to perform work-related functions in four broad categories:
If you or a loved one is seeking Social Security disability benefits for a mental impairment, and you are not currently represented by a Charlotte disability lawyer, we may be able to help. Please tell us about your situation using the Free Claim Evaluation form to the right, or contact us directly.
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