Social Security Disability 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.
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Mental Impairments & 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 disability.
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 mental condition.
- 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.
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