For some Saint Louis residents who suffer from mental conditions, the distress may be so severe that they are unable to carry on a normal life, including obtaining and holding a job. Although some may come to peace with their condition, they may struggle to make ends meet and obtain the medical care they need.
The good news is that these individuals may be able to find financial relief through the Social Security Disability system. However, the federal government has instituted strict requirements that must be met before benefits can be received. In order to meet these requirements, those with a disability need to have documentation showing that they suffer from a mental health issue.
But it doesn't stop there. If you have a disability and are seeking SSD benefits, then you also need to show your work history, income and all medical documentation. You might need additional testing to satisfy the requirements, and that documentation should also be obtained and submitted. On top of all that, you need to be prepared to make persuasive legal arguments as to why you should be granted SSD benefits.
Those who are coping with disability may find this process overwhelming, which is why getting the most accurate and up to date information about the process can be crucial. At our law firm, we work with our clients in order to attempt to ensure that they are as fully prepared as possible before submitting their claim. Our law firm also zealously advocates for our clients when an appeal of an initial claim is warranted. It is our hope that when the process is concluded, our clients will have the financial resources they need to live as normal of a life as possible.