Disability for Depression?

By Social Security Disability

Depression, a mood disorder characterized by feelings of hopelessness and anxiety, sadness, and gloom, is the second most common medical condition listed on Social Security disability (SSDI and SSI) claims. People suffering from depression frequently experience feelings of fatigue, decreased energy, and a loss of interest in things that they…

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Qualifying for Benefits Under a Psychological Disability

Qualifying for Benefits Under a Psychological Disability

By Social Security Disability

Of the nation’s 8 million disability benefit recipients through Social Security—either through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)—a quarter of them are receiving benefits with a mental impairment as their primary qualification or diagnosis. Additionally, many psychological disabilities are comorbid, which means they occur in conjunction…

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