Mental Disability Claims in Chattanooga
Mental Disability & Social Security Attorney
Individuals with either a physical or mental disorder can collect disability.
However, many people with mental impairments or illnesses feel it can
be more difficult to receive the benefits, rather than if they had a physical
disorder. This difficulty is because of how mental disorders and illnesses
are viewed or treated. A physical disorder’s severity can in many
ways be considered objective, whereas the severity of a mental disorder
can be considered subjective. If you or your loved one has a mental disorder
and is in need of disability, contact our Chattanooga mental disability
lawyer today, and he can help ensure that you secure the benefits you need.
free case evaluations—schedule yours today!
Mental Impairments and Benefits
At Jackson Law Firm, PLLC, our legal team has helped numerous individuals
file their mental disability claims and retain the benefits they needed.
Our Chattanooga mental disability attorney understands the complexities of
social security disability law and can explain to you your options when making a claim.
Mental illnesses that can receive benefits include:
- Autism and Autistic Disorders
- Bipolar Disorders
- Memory Impairments
- Mental Retardation
- Organic Brain Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Substance Abuse Disorders
- And more
How will my claim be evaluated?
When you file a disability claim on a mental condition, the Social Security
Administration (or SSA) will review your claim and either accept it or
deny it. As part of this review, the SSA will prepare a Psychiatric Review
Technique Form (PRTF) to help determine whether or not you qualify for
The PRTF includes:
Medical Summary – the medical assistant will determine a medical disposition and
the category on which it is based.
Documentation of Factors that Evidence the Disorder – the doctor will list the documented symptoms that support your
Rating of Functional Limitations – the doctor lists the limitations caused by your mental condition
and whether it hinders your daily life, work, social functions, etc.
Consultant Notes – this section is for any notes or additional information the doctor
would like to include in the form.
Securing the representation of a skilled and seasoned Chattanooga mental
disability attorney can improve your chances of acceptance on your claim.
Our firm can help you properly retain the benefits you or your loved one
needs. For more information, contact our legal team. We are more than
willing to discuss the details of your case and provide the advice you
need to continue your life.
Call our office at (423) 896-1164 or fill out one of our online forms to get in contact with us.