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Mental Disabilities

Mental Illness Disability Attorneys

If you’re seeking legal assistance for a mental disability claim, you may wonder what your options are and whether or not you qualify for benefits. While it’s essential to find an attorney who is knowledgeable about the specific laws surrounding mental disabilities, it’s also crucial to find someone familiar with the court system in your area.

At the Grundy Disability Group, we have attorneys licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas who are highly experienced with disability claims. 

Our attorneys have experience representing clients with various mental disabilities, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. We understand the unique challenges that our clients face, and we dedicate ourselves to fighting for their rights.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental disability, contact the Grundy Disability Group today to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys. We will listen to your story and help you determine if you have a case.

Mental Illness Disorders That May Qualify You for SSD Benefits

Many different types of mental illness can qualify you for SSD benefits. Some of the most common mental illness disorders that we see at the Grundy Disability Group include:

 

If you are suffering from mental health issues, contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced SSD attorneys. We will review your case and help you determine if you are eligible for benefits.

Qualification Process for SSD Benefits

When you file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider your mental illness and any other physical impairments. To qualify for SSD benefits, you must prove that your mental illness is severe enough to prevent you from working.

The SSA uses a five-step sequential evaluation process to determine whether you are disabled and eligible for benefits. In the first step, the SSA will consider whether you work and earn above a certain monthly amount. If you are, you may not qualify for SSD benefits.

In the second step, the SSA considers your mental illness a “severe” impairment. An impairment is considered severe if it significantly limits your ability to perform basic work activities.

If the SSA finds that you have a severe mental illness, they will move on to the third step of the evaluation process. 

In this step, the SSA will consider whether your mental illness meets or equals a listing in the Social Security “Blue Book.” The Blue Book is a list of impairments the SSA has determined will automatically qualify you for SSD benefits.

If your mental illness does not meet or equal a listing in the Blue Book, the SSA will move on to the fourth step of the evaluation process. In this step, the SSA will consider whether your mental illness prevents you from doing your previous work.

If the SSA finds that your mental illness does prevent you from doing the work you did before, they will move on to the fifth and final step of the evaluation process. In this step, the SSA will consider whether there are any other jobs you can do, given your mental illness.

If the SSA finds that you cannot do any other type of work, they will approve your SSD benefits claim.

Appealing a Denied SSD Claim

If the SSA denies your SSD benefits claim, you have the right to appeal their decision. However, the appeals process can be complicated, so having an experienced SSD attorney on your side is vital.

At the Grundy Disability Group, our mental health disability lawyers have experience handling SSD appeals. We will review your case and help you determine if you have grounds for an appeal. If you do, we will guide you through the appeals process and fight for the benefits you need and deserve.

Find a Mental Disability Lawyer Near Me at Grundy Disability Group

If you or someone you love has a mental illness and seeking SSD benefits, contact the Grundy Disability Group today. Matt Grundy is an experienced disability lawyer who can help you navigate the SSD claims process. He and his team will review your case and help you determine if you are eligible for benefits. 

If you are, he will guide you through the claims process and fight for the benefits you need and deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Find out how the clients who trusted us feel about our firm.

I cannot say enough
good about Matthew Grundy and
ALL of his staff.

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.”

— D.S. Kansas City

A friend referred
me to Matt Grundy.
He was amazing!

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
recommended to me.

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
your help on all this.

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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    Frequently Asked Questions

    When do I apply for Social Security disability?

    Our Social Security disability lawyer in charge of your case will work tirelessly to determine what went wrong. Our Social Security attorneys will then refile your claim, making sure everything is in order. Our Social Security lawyers will not stop until you are successful in claiming the benefits you deserve. Read More

    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

    To apply for Social Security disability benefits, you will need to complete an application for Social Security Benefits and the Disability Report. You can also print the Disability Report, complete it and return it to your local Social Security office. Read More

    Cases are generally handled on a contingency basis. That means the representative receives a fee only if you win your case. Normally the fee is 25% of your back benefits and must be approved by Social Security. Read More

    You do not have to wait until the workers’ compensation ends, and you should not wait that long. Read More