SSDI for Mental Conditions

Chicago Lawyers Explain Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions

Mental illness can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits, but it’s not easy. Even though your symptoms can severely impact your day-to-day, the SSA may not be able to see how you won’t be able to work. If you need help shouldering the burden of medical bills and the costs of living, it can seem like you have no place to turn. But there is hope.

Our Chicago Lawyers Help You Qualify & Apply for Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions

At Nash Disability Law, our lawyers are focused on getting to know your specific needs. Our team has the experience of over three decades and thousands of cases to help you file and get the benefits you both need and deserve. Our lawyers know the system at both the local and federal levels, and they’ll get the right piece of evidence, at the right time, to the right person, in the right way to successfully apply or appeal your disability claim.

Social Security’s Disability Requirements for Mental Conditions

Just saying you have a mental illness that is recognized by the SSA isn’t enough to get you the benefits you’re seeking. Your condition must be diagnosed by a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. More importantly, you must also prove that your diagnosed condition is impacting your ability to work.

Some of the most commonly diagnosed mental conditions recognized by the SSA include:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders (such as paranoia)

The lawyers at Nash Disability Law will work with you to show the SSA that your diagnosed mental condition not only affects your ability to work, but also your day-to-day life. Contact us today to get a free case evaluation.


Thank you so very much for your help with my disability claim.  Please thank each and everyone who helped in getting this done. Every time I had questions and had to call you for advice, whomever I spoke with at the time was very helpful and polite and most of all caring. Once again, Mr. Nash, thank you so very much.

- Luisa
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