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Mental Disorders And Social Security Disability

While the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes certain mental disorders as disabilities, obtaining disability benefits for a mental condition is difficult, especially on your own. Rated as an AV Preeminent* trial lawyer, Mike Gertner assists mentally handicapped individuals and their families throughout Central Ohio in seeking Social Security Disability benefits. He is fully prepared to guide you through each stage of the appeals process, up to and including presenting your case in federal court if warranted.

The SSA considers those with the following psychiatric disorders to be eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits, though this list does not represent the full spectrum of qualifying conditions:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism
  • Multiple- or split-personality disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Borderline intellectual functioning

To schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Mike Gertner about your SSDI case, contact our firm in Columbus by calling 614-463-9393 locally or 877-772-1011 toll free.

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