A woman stands in a bedroom, looking out a window. You can get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for mental health disorders. A woman stands in a bedroom, looking out a window. You can get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for mental health disorders.
Social Security Disability Advocate Andrew Mathis

SSD for Mental Health Disorders


    Get Support for Your Disability Benefits Claim in Baltimore or Washington

    You can find hope when you’re coping with mental health disorders that limit your ability to function—hope in the form of Social Security Disability benefits.

    Benefits provide monthly income. So if you can’t work because your condition keeps you from focusing on the tasks at hand, you can still get your life on more stable financial ground.

    You can still get space to focus on your health needs.

    But the disability applying process isn’t easy.

    Mental health problems like anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression are “invisible illnesses.” It’s difficult to explain what you’re going through to other people, including to Social Security.

    They give you a lot of forms to fill out and steps to complete.

    But you don’t have to worry: Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates can handle it. We’ve helped thousands of people for 30 years.

    And we listen and understand.

    If you live with mental health disorders in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Alexandria and Northern Virginia, or anywhere in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware or Pennsylvania—and all around America, get in touch with us.

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    How to Qualify for SSD with Mental Health Disorders

    When you have anxiety, bipolar, depression or other mental health disorders, you need to show the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you’ve been experiencing symptoms that make it impossible for you to work.

    Some common symptoms of these disorders include:

    • Mood disturbances
    • Panic attacks
    • A struggle to focus on tasks
    • Difficulty interacting with others
    • Loss of interest in activities
    • Distressed behavior
    • Sleep disturbance
    • Muscle tension
    • Fatigue
    • Irritability
    • Restless or frenzied behavior
    • Trouble understanding, remembering or applying information
    • Trouble adapting to change
    • Difficulty managing yourself

    These are just a few of the symptoms you could put in your disability application.

    Along with telling the SSA what symptoms you’re experiencing, you’ll need to offer backup proof, including:

    • Records from mental health care professionals who have treated you
    • Testimony from family, friends or others about how your mental health condition affects your daily activities
    • Details on medications you’re taking
    • Reports of how well your treatment is working

    If you aren’t sure whether you’ll qualify for benefits, get in touch with us today for a FREE claim evaluation.

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    How Mathis & Mathis Helps You Win Disability for Mental Health Disorders

    When you’re filing a claim or appealing a denial for Social Security Disability, you’re facing a large, complicated government agency and its thousands of rules.

    You can improve your chances of being awarded benefits if you have an experienced advocate by your side, someone who’s been through this process thousands of times.

    At Mathis & Mathis, we will:

    • Help you collect all the proof you need
    • Assist you in filling out all the forms
    • Make sure your claim meets important deadlines
    • Keep you informed of updates on your case
    • Appeal your decision if you’re denied the first time
    • Stay by your side in a hearing with a disability judge

    Mental health problems can make you feel alone. It can feel like nobody is able to help.

    But you need to know, you’re not on your own in this, and you can find help.

    Mathis & Mathis can help you get disability benefits. And disability benefits can help you reclaim your life.

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    Applying or Appealing, We Can Help

    Whether you’re in the initial stages of applying, you’re appealing a denial of benefits, or you’re wondering if you qualify, Mathis & Mathis can help.
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    Social Security Disability FAQs

    Because applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated, you likely have many questions about the process. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

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    More on Social Security Disability for Anxiety

    Millions of Americans struggle with anxiety. If your anxiety is so severe that you can’t function in your job, Social Security Disability benefits provide monthly checks to ease your worries about paying for basic needs. Benefits let you focus on reaching better times in your life. This guide from Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates explains what it takes to win benefits for anxiety:

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    Hear from a Mathis & Mathis Client

    “They were kind, patient and thorough. No question was too small. . . . While the process of applying for and obtaining disability is a long, tough road, Mr. Mathis made everything so much better. If you are thinking about applying, please do and know you will be taken very good care of—just like family.”

    Tracey Jones in Google Reviews