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    Ohio Disability Benefits Psychological Conditions

    Psychological Conditions

    Although some people think about physical injuries when it comes to obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, many people have established psychological or mental conditions that limit them from working as well. 

    At Liner Legal, we represent clients suffering from psychological conditions to obtain the social security disability benefits they deserve, even if they’ve been denied in the past. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, and serving areas throughout Northern Ohio including Akron, Canton, Sandusky, Youngstown, and more, the Liner Legal Disability Warriors have successfully won thousands of social security disability cases for clients suffering from psychological and/or mental conditions. 

    When Your Psychological Condition Limits Employment

    Many people living with a psychological condition discover that they cannot stay in a job for a long period of time. Oftentimes, mental conditions can affect your ability to work and sustain employment. When these situations happen, social security disability benefits could be a life-changing solution. 

    When it comes to mental conditions, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will look at the severity of your condition to determine if you are eligible for disability benefits. In order for the SSA to award benefits, you need to prove that your mental condition has a serious impact on your ability to work.

    The Blue Book – Mental Disorders

    The Blue Book is a guide used by SSA to determine which conditions may be eligible for social security disability benefits. According to section 12 of the Blue Book, there are nine categories of mental disorders that may qualify you for benefits, including:

    • Affective disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Autism and related disorders
    • Mental retardation
    • Organic Mental Disorders
    • Personality disorders
    • Schizophrenia, paranoia, and psychotic disorders
    • Somatoform disorders
    • Substance addiction

    Within each category, there are dozens of different conditions and impairments. In order to better understand if you qualify for Social Security disability, contact an experienced disability lawyer to review your specific situation. 

    Other Mental Conditions Limiting Employment

    Within the nine Blue Book categories for mental disorders, there are many different types and variations of psychological conditions that may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Your exact condition does not have to match the conditions in The Blue Book word-for-word. Other mental conditions that may qualify you for social security disability could include:

    • Bipolar disorder
    • Tourette Syndrome
    • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Depression
    • Dysgraphia
    • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Panic attacks

    Contact Cleveland Disability Lawyer

    There is not a set list of psychological conditions that qualify or do not qualify you to receive Social Security disability benefits. In order to determine if you are eligible for benefits, you should contact an experienced disability lawyer so they can review your medical records and work history. Liner Legal has been fighting for years to obtain social security disability benefits for clients throughout Cleveland and Northeast Ohio including AkronCantonSanduskyYoungstown, and more. 

    Fill out a contact form or call (216)-282-1773 for a free consultation with a disability benefits expert. You don’t pay a dime unless we win your case.