Qualifying For Social Security Disability With Psychological Problems?
Question: One of my employees is having severe emotional problems that are interfering with his ability to do his job and get along with others. He told me he doesn’t think he can keep his job, based on his severe depression. Can people with psychological problems really qualify for Social Security disability benefits?
Answer: The situation you are describing isn’t entirely uncommon. Over 25% of our nation’s adults struggle with mental illness. There are a significant number of individuals with severe mental impairments that find it nearly impossible to work due to their psychological instability.
Within South Florida, individuals diagnosed with a severe mental impairment, may typically experience problems interacting with other employees, following instructions, working long periods of time, and managing average stress on-the-job. If someone has been diagnosed with a mental impairment, he may be eligible to apply for Social Security disability benefits in Florida. However, navigating the procedures of the Social Security criteria is quite stressful and cumbersome process.
In this case, receiving Social Security disability benefits may be a possibility for someone who has a severe mental impairment. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: 954-807-1334.