Help For Those Suffering From Depression And Anxiety Disorders

If you suffer from a serious and persistent mental health condition that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI or SSDI). Disability benefits are available for those suffering from serious depression or anxiety disorders. If you are experiencing one of the following mental disorders and it prevents you from working, you need an attorney:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Traumatic brain injuries

These examples of serious mental conditions are not the only mental disorders that may allow you to qualify for Social Security Disability. The real question is whether you are unable to work because of your mental condition. Other psychiatric disorders may also allow you to obtain SSD benefits.

When you have questions about your eligibility or want to contest a denied SSD benefit application, contact experienced attorney Marjorie Drake.

She has helped clients in Hartford, Connecticut, for more than 25 years. Her skill in representing clients throughout the SSD process is backed by her extensive experience. When you're unable to work, call 860-513-2309 or toll free 800-726-8681 to schedule your free initial consultation.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A variety of situations can lead to the development of PTSD, such as being the victim of a violent crime or being deployed overseas with the military. Regardless of the situation that leads to the PTSD diagnosis, you may be able to seek SSD benefits if the PTSD leaves you unable to work and to properly function in a work environment.

Disqualification From Benefits For Substance Or Drug Abuse

If either substance abuse or drug abuse is a substantial factor in causing your disability, you are disqualified from receiving SSD benefits. The rules about drug and alcohol abuse are complicated, however, and you should seek advice about your specific situation, especially if you have stopped abusing substances.

While substance or drug abuse complicates your case considerably, attorney Drake may be able to find ways to secure SSD benefits. Before you move forward in the benefits process, call 860-513-2309 or toll free 800-726-8681 to schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your situation.

Contact Attorney Marjorie Drake

To learn more about how individuals with mental disorders may qualify for disability benefits, contact lawyer Marjorie Drake by calling 860-513-2309 for a free initial consultation. Marjorie represents clients located throughout Hartford and the Farmington Valley, in addition to people in New Haven and New Britain.