If you have a mental illness right now, you’re probably wondering if you can qualify for Social Security in Missouri. You might be eligible to collect Social Security Disability benefits if the following factors apply:
The Mental Illness Is Listed
The first thing you must know to determine if you qualify for Social Security in Missouri is whether your mental illness is listed on the SSA’s website of eligible illnesses. Certain conditions such as clinical depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder may qualify you to collect benefits.
Your Functionality Is Limited
Functionality is one of the keys to being accepted for SSDI benefits. Your function must be limited to a great deal to get approved for SSDI. You will have to answer a series of questions about your everyday lifestyle. Your doctor will also have to provide some information about your limitations and restrictions. The issuing organization will make some of its ruling based on the information provided to them.
You Will Be Unable to Work for 12 Months
You must be unable to work for at least 12 months to qualify for benefits. Your doctor’s information will be the proof that you need that you will not be expected to work for 12 months. He or she will have an entire section on the application to complete for you.
Those are some of the qualifying factors. The best you can do for yourself is to contact an attorney who can help you file your claim and fight it if you receive a denial.
Contact Grundy Disability Group for information on filing for disability benefits.