Those who suffer mental impairments often find themselves facing more than just the insurance company or government program standing in their way of getting crucial benefits. Often it’s your treating psychiatrist, psychologist or mental health doctor who seems to be working against your mental disability claim. It is important your claim has the support of […]
Our video discusses how disability insurance companies can reduce or limit disability benefits in group, or employer-sponsored, LTD plans. This is achieved through the wording and terms written into the disability insurance policy.
Do you know what benefits are limited in your disability plan?
Bipolar disorder is a disabling condition that prevents millions of people from being able to handle everyday activities, including their ability to earn a living.
The unfortunate reality is, disability claims for mental impairments such as bipolar disorder, whether they are filed on an insurance policy, or through the Veterans Administration or Social Security disability programs, are frequently rejected.
Even the most medically supported and valid claims for bipolar-related disabilities may be denied initially. This is all the more reason why claimants should to seek the help of a skilled and experienced disability lawyer.
Disability insurance attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates help depression disability claimants across the United States get the benefits they need.
If you or a loved one suffering from depression or other mood or mental disorder are being denied benefits, call our law firm for prompt legal help.
Whether your claim is with your disability insurance company, Social Security or the Veterans Benefits Administration, we can assist you.
As with physical injuries, not everyone with depression qualifies for disability benefits. Yet severe depression can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and ability to work. In fact, depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide.
Generally speaking, in order to be diagnosed with a mental disorder, the psychological symptoms that you are suffering from need to fall into the definition of something specific. For example, someone with wild mood swings might be bipolar or schizophrenic, depending on the other symptoms that they display. But when someone has several different symptoms that don’t fall into the pattern of any known disorder, they are harder to diagnose.
The DSM-5 changes that for at least one specific subset of patients in this situation by creating a new disorder: psychological factors affecting other medical conditions.