Social Security Disability Benefits Are Available For Those With Mental And Emotional Disabilities

Understanding the rules and regulations surrounding Social Security Disability (SSD) can be confusing. This is especially true when an emotional or mental disability is involved. These types of disabilities are much more difficult to document and prove than are physical disabilities. However, conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety are all very real disabilities. If you or a loved one suffers from one of these types of disabilities, you need a lawyer on your side who will fight for you.

At King Law Firm, P.C., we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your disability. Located in Sioux Falls, we serve clients in both South Dakota and northwest Iowa. Our well-established firm takes pride in helping clients with tough issues to get the Social Security Disability benefits they are owed. Our motto is "We Fight For You" and we mean it. When you work with our firm, you can feel confident you have the right attorney on your side.

Challenges With SSD Benefits And Mental Disabilities

It is estimated that the Social Security Administration (SSA) initially denies almost half of all mental disability claims. Why does this happen? Most often it's because when these types of claims are filed they lack the necessary evidence to support the underlying claim. A claimed mental or emotional condition must meet a certain set of requirements and fall into a specific category such as:

  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Neuro-cognitive disorders
  • Trauma-related disorders
  • Eating and personality disorders
  • Intellectual and neuro-developmental disorders
  • Schizophrenia

The knowledgeable team at King Law Firm, P.C., is experienced in handling SSD benefit cases involving mental and emotional disabilities and we will fight for you and your rights. Whether you are just beginning the process — or your claim has been wrongly denied — we can help you get the benefits you deserve. Even though many cases are initially denied by the SSA, three-fourths of the cases that appeal are ultimately approved.

A Social Security Lawyer Can Help Get Your Benefits

Unlike physical disabilities, emotional and mental disabilities are more challenging to prove. That's why you need the help of a qualified Social Security lawyer. An attorney can collect and prepare the documentation that's necessary to help prove your case the first time, or get an adverse decision reversed on appeal.

David J. King is a Social Security Disability attorney who has over 25 years of experience helping clients get the compensation that rightfully belongs to them. And he will fight for you, too. Contact King Law Firm, P.C., at 605-332-4000 or email us online to set up your free consultation.