What Mental Disorders Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?


You may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance.  You may know that physical injuries (back injuries, heart conditions, vision or hearing loss) are covered under social security disability, but mental illnesses are also covered under certain circumstances.

Some Mental Disorders are but not limited to:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism
  • Substance Abuse Disorders

Not all claims examiners are well versed in the complexities of mental illness.  They may not understand the full scope of the disease, and while you appear well at the moment, the illness may come back full force later.

On the surface, any mental illness that interferes with your ability to work at gainful employment may be considered for Social Security Disability benefits.  However, there are a lot of exceptions with that.  The mental condition must be expected to be long term, lasting at least one year.  You also must not be able to be trained for other work, available at the time of your disability.


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