Depression Disability Benefits:
Helping the down – and out of work.
It’s normal for people to feel down every now and again, but chronic feelings of misery and hopelessness are not normal. Major depression is not something you can just snap out of or stop. It can be debilitating and require long-term treatment and observation.
If your depression has lasted more than a year and is keeping you from working on a regular basis, you may be entitled to Major Depressive Disorder Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). To learn your options, please contact McDonald Law Firm and speak with a compassionate member of our team.
Receiving Social Security Disability benefits for Depression requires proof – and plenty of it.
To receive Depressive Disorder Disability benefits, you will need to show more than just a diagnosis of depression. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider a number of other issues including:
- Length of your depression: Your depression must last for at least 12 months and prohibit you from working consistently.
- Doctor’s opinion and medical records: You will need a statement and detailed records from a doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist detailing the severity your condition and describing how it severely hinders your ability to work.
- Daily activities: You will need to articulate how your depression has limited your daily activities, ability to concentrate, and work performance.
- Treatment: The SSA will give more weight to your claim if you have been prescribed medication or therapy and are undergoing treatment.
The experienced professionals at SSDHelpNow.com know what documentation is required and how the claim should be presented to help you get the Depression Disability benefits you need. No matter where you live, we can help.
Denied Depression Disability claim?
Depression is common. Receiving Depression Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration is not. Most people who apply for disability benefits are denied the first time. If your Depression Disability claim was denied, don’t give up hope. We can help you appeal a denied disability claim – but you have to act fast. You only have 60 days from the date of your denial letter to file an appeal.
How SSDHelpNow.com can help:
The Disability team at McDonald Law Firm has years of experience with Social Security Disability claims. We know what steps and information are necessary to obtain success. You take care of you. We’ll take care of everything else. Call us today at 877-568-8413.