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Pursuing a Social Security disability claim for mental health

The U.S. federal government created the Social Security program to support some of our nation's most vulnerable people -- the ones who are disabled and unable to earn an income for themselves. Through the Social Security Disability benefits program, someone who is too ill or disabled either physically or mentally can file an application to receive helpful financial support that enables them to be independent members of society.

What are Social Security Disability work credits?

To qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD), workers need to have earned what are called "work credits." These are proof that you have worked a sufficient amount and paid a sufficient amount into the Social Security system to receive disability benefits under the law. Work credits are awarded at a maximum of four per year.

What if my illness isn't on the list of qualifying disabilities?

The list of medical conditions that automatically qualify you to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) is fairly long. However, this list still does not include all the medical conditions that might establish your right to receive these vital government benefits. Therefore, if you're seriously ill, you'll want to record every aspect of your medical condition as best as you can by saving all documentation related to your doctors' visits, especially with regard to written diagnoses and the opinions of your doctors.

What's the 'date of onset' for my disability?

The onset date of your disability is important for determining how much you can receive in Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. That's because, once you qualify for benefits, you can receive "back pay" for benefits that you didn't receive when you first became disabled.

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