Mental Disorders & Disability Benefits
Types of Mental Disorders that Qualify
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a person can be disabled due to physical impairment or a mental disability. In order to receive compensation for any such disability, however, their condition must be determined by a licensed physician and must be a condition found on Nevada's Listing of Impairments. Regarding mental disorders, these impairments include:
- Organic mental disorders
- Schizophrenic, paranoid, and other psychotic disorders
- Affective disorders
- Mental retardation
- Anxiety-related disorders
- Somatoform disorders
- Personality disorders
- Substance addiction disorders
- Autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders
The amount of disability benefits a person can receive for any of the above varies depending on the severity of their condition. This severity level will be determined by a licensed physician before the amount of the benefits is determined or offered.
How do I know I'm receiving fair disability benefits?
The only way to ensure that your Social Security disability benefits are fair is to consult with an attorney. A Reno Social Security disability lawyer will have a strong understanding of state and federal disability laws and regulations and could help you fight for the payment you deserve. Get immediate legal counsel if you need to file for disability due to a mental disorder.
Consult with a Reno Attorney Today
The sooner you retain a disability lawyer, the more time can be dedicated to preparing and strengthening your case. The attorneys at Shook & Stone will work together with you to ensure the best possible outcome. We have more than 85 years of combined experience and have recovered over $100 million since 1997. By retaining a lawyer from our firm, you can rest assured of our ability to handle your case in a satisfactory manner. Call now at (888) 662-2013 or complete our online evaluation form to get started today.