Filing for Social Security Disability with a Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis…

If you are suffering from Bipolar Disorder and are no longer able to work, you should contact an attorney specializing in Social Security Disability to improve your chances of receiving SSDI or SSI benefits. Historically known as Manic Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness characterized by cyclic mania or periods of extreme euphoria followed by bouts of severe depression. This mental disorder is not a mood disorder alone, but a category of severe mood disorders. It is a condition that is prevalent in both men and women.

Assessment of Bipolar Disorder

If an individual Bipolar Disorder is constant and impairs all ability to function in a work environment, that person may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. Any individual with Bipolar Disorder can be eligible for disability benefits if he/she meets the evaluation criteria listed in the Social Security Administration Bluebook, and if he/she has received a medical-vocational disability endorsement based on the person’s residual function ability, education, and age. Applying for disability benefits with a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis can be a complex and intimidating process, hiring a qualified Social Security Disability lawyer or disability advocate would be in their best interest.

How To Prove Bipolar Disability?

You will need a statement from your treating doctor or a psychologist regarding the severity of your Bipolar Disorder. For example, your doctor might give an opinion that you would miss several days of work each month due to your condition. Make sure the doctor explains this opinion. You should strive to keep a consistent treatment regimen before and during the Social Security Disability application process. If your SSDI/SSI application is denied, you should be prepared to file a disability appeal. In many cases, a Social Security Disability lawyer or advocate can provide invaluable help by guiding you through the application and appeals process. A person with bipolar disorder can qualify for SSDI benefits because it is included in the SSA’s listing of impairments.

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