When My Sister Was Diagnosed With Schizophrenia Years Ago, She Came To Live With Us. Her Symptoms Are Worsening, And She Can No Longer Keep A Job. My Husband Says We Can No Longer Afford To Pay For All Of Her Expenses. Do You Know If I Can Help Her Apply For Any Sort Of Social Security Benefits?
Caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia can be extremely taxing, both emotionally and financially. Even a high functioning schizophrenic person typically experiences bouts of hearing voices, thinking that everyone is out to get them, and a complete inability to behave appropriately in social and work environments.
Qualifying for Social Security disability benefits based on the diagnosis of schizophrenia is possible, but not simple. The SSA, Social Security Administration, sets criteria that reaches far beyond a clear diagnosis and taking psychotic medications.
For your sister to meet the requirements, you will need to show medical proof of treatment for her symptoms and episodes over an extended period of time. South Florida individuals who have schizophrenia will ultimately have the most success appearing before a judge with the assistance of a highly qualified Florida Social Security disability attorney.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with schizophrenia in Broward County, they may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: 954-677-0155.