There are many reasons that a person might file for Social Security Disability. To even be considered, you have to be unable to work for at least the next 12 months. The disability could be a physical injury, disease, or a mental illness. Most people know the Social Security Disability is very long, exhausting, and disappointing process. Most endure months and months of waiting after filling out countless forms and showing up for appointments, only to receive a denial.
Very often, denials can be avoided altogether. With the expertise of a skilled lawyer the process can be hastened by forms being filled out correctly and fully. This is the top reason for denial. For most, it seems that when an attorney is representing you, things start to unfold in your favor. This is because lawyers that are well versed in the Social Security process know what hoops to jump through and what to expect next.
In the event of mental illness, that can complicate matters. The question of whether or not you are able to work is often challenged. Lawyers know that those who suffer from depression, anxiety, bi polar disorder, PTSD, and even schizophrenia are usually not able to work, minimally because of the effects of the medication they take to balance the disorder.
Mental illness is very serious and can prevent a person from being able to work just as much emotional pain and discomfort as physical injuries. The problem is that these wounds are not visible and that makes the process more complex. You can get it right the first time with the help of a California lawyer who knows the Social Security process.