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SSDI for Depression – Get Legal Assistance from Qualified Attorneys in Liberty, MO

Depression is a mental disorder that causes a number of symptoms, some of which can negatively impact your daily life. If you suffer from clinical depression, your ability to work and earn a living wage may be severely affected. In these cases, individuals who cannot take part in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

SSI and SSDI for anxiety or depression are essential resources for individuals who deal with these types of disabling conditions. Depression can cause innumerable symptoms that prevent a person from living normally and completing daily tasks, such as caring for themselves, their home, and handling responsibilities at work.

Symptoms of depression can manifest in physical ways, such as extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating, memory issues, insomnia or excessive sleeping, low energy levels, loss of appetite, and excessive eating. Depression also causes a number of issues related to your moods and thoughts, such as feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, restlessness, irritability, pessimism, diffused anxiety, feelings of emptiness/numbness, frequent emotional outbursts, and more.

To diagnose depression, a doctor will rule out potential causes that may also be controllable variables, such as illness or medication. While depression is treatable even when no such variable exists, the disorder can still prove to be disabling for many individuals.

How Can I Get SSDI for Depression and Anxiety?

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, panic disorders, or another mental health condition that’s chronic and severe, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI). Many people who have disabling mental disorders are able to receive SSDI. In order for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to consider a claimant qualified to receive SSDI benefits under the Mental Disorders category, section 12.00 in the Blue Book, they must prove their disorder prevents them from earning a living wage and affects their daily life.

When filing for SSDI for depression, a claimant must file under section 12.04, which is specifically reserved for depressive, bipolar, and related disorders. It is essential to provide the SSA with supporting medical documentation that meets the criteria in the aforementioned Blue Book listing. They must also have worked long enough to have earned credits to qualify for SSDI and be able to prove their disability will leave them unable to work for at least 12 months.

Claimants should continue to receive treatment for their disability. Medical records from healthcare providers may be used to help support their disability case. Additionally, proof that you have adhered to a treatment plan or plans is vital to getting your claim approved, as well as any changes in your condition that resulted from treatment. Exam notes, reports from a therapist or counselor, mental testing records, etc. can all be used to support your disability claim.

If you do not qualify for total disability benefits under this category, you may still be eligible for Medical Vocational Allowance.

SSI & SSDI Lawyers in Liberty, MO You Can Count On

When you are struggling with depression, it is hard to take care of yourself and your loved ones on a daily basis, and filing a disability claim with the SSA can be a complicated task. When you are looking to apply for SSD benefits, contact the team at Grundy Disability Group.

Our qualified Social Security Disability attorneys are always here to help, and we know the ins and outs of filing for benefits, how to deal with the SSA, and precisely what documentation is required to increase the chances that your claim will be approved as quickly as possible.

Contact us today at (816) 415-4560 to receive a free case evaluation!

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I contacted his office October 2020, because I had and still am, fighting breast cancer. I had numerous surgeries, still doing chemo, finished radiation and still fighting the fight. They took care of everything and that was such a blessing because I was too sick and weak to do it myself. I would absolutely recommend them and I am so grateful that a friend referred them to me. They were always polite and punctual returning my calls and emails. Don’t go it alone, let them take care of it, reserve your strength to fight for your health.”

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I felt the weight lift off my shoulders. He was caring and efficient and took over the whole process. He handled all correspondence and was my voice in my hearing. I was ecstatic when Matt got my disability approved. I wish I had started with Matt before I ever filed.”

— W.T. Kansas City

After being denied trying to file on my own
I was fortunate to have Grundy Disability Group
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A short survey and a visit then they took control of my case. This was the best decision I’ve ever made. Matt answered all my questions without hesitation and gave me confidence about my case. I’ve already recommended them to others and will do so gladly. Thank you Matt and his team!”

— W.S. Kansas City

I had a great experience
working with this office.

They are thorough, and get the job done with the least amount of stress on the client as possible. I would recommend them to anyone I know who needs help navigating their SSDI claim. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”

— W.W. Kansas City

I’m epileptic and you recently
just helped me get disability.

I just wanted to email you guys and say thank you guys so much! I appreciate your hard work and dedication.! you guys have helped me get my income back since I haven’t been able to work. Now I can pay my bills again and get caught up again that is a relief. thank you guys again so much god bless you and all your families.”

— A.D. Kansas City

Thanks again for
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From the first conversation I had with Susan Frank, whose advice set me on a course to lay the groundwork of a successful claim – months before I hired you. I spoke to a couple of other places before I spoke to her and there was no comparison. The difference between my initial contact with Susan VS the others was a personal connection and actual value in the phone call. It was informative, connected and extremely helpful. This built trust and made my decision to choose your organization easy. My ongoing dealings with you only confirmed my choice. Matt is extremely connected with his clients and communicates promptly and thoughtfully.”

— T.C. Kansas City

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    You have to have been disabled, or expect to be disabled, for at least one year to be eligible. So, if you expect to be out of work for one year or more on account of illness or injury, you should file for Social Security disability benefits. Read More

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