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How Mental Health Impacts Your Working Ability

Published on April 26th, 2019

When you think of turning to Chicago disability lawyers, you likely think of doing so in times of physical need. But physical impairments are not the only cause of securing social security disability. It is important to keep in mind that the Social Security Administration views mental disability in the same light that they do physical disability. Here is a general outline of how the SSA views mental impairments and what our team at the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates can do to help you build your case.

Functional Capacity

It is important to prove that your mental disability has an impact on your daily activities as well as your ability to function in social settings and work environments. If you find tasks such as cooking, paying bills, taking care of your personal hygiene, doing household chores, and more, you could have a case for obtaining disability. The inability to interact with others also has a large impact on your interactions in the workplace. Our Chicago disability lawyers can help you build a portfolio of physical evidence to help prove your case.

What Mental Impairments May Qualify?

There is a “Blue Book” that outlines the physical and mental impairments that qualify for disability. Examples of mental disabilities that qualify include anxiety-related disorders, schizophrenia, depression, substance addiction disorders, and more. Even if you have been diagnosed with a mental disability, proving it is a crucial part in your case. This is where our team can help.

Mental impairments are just as relevant as physical impairments. If you are struggling in any way, please contact our team, especially because Jeff Rabin is the Chairperson of the Board of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) DuPage chapter.

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