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Social Security and Depression

Social Security Disability benefits are for individuals who suffer from disabling medical or mental conditions. Unfortunately, many people who should rightfully be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits are not approved or cannot complete the process. Applying for disability benefits is tough and can be very difficult to do alone. Our experienced Social Security Disability lawyers can help you through the process to get the benefits you need and deserve. If you live in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston, Corpus Christi, or Central Texas, our Texas disability benefit lawyers may be able to help you win your benefits.

Depression Can Be a Disabling Disease

The Social Security Administration provides Social Security Disability benefits for individuals who have a disabling disease, physical or mental. If you or a loved one suffers from depression, you may be entitled to these federal benefits. Depression, or clinical depression, is a serious medical condition that is more than feeling “down” or “sad.” Depression is a very common condition among American adults, and is one the leading causes of disability. This condition can affect the way you work, the way you live, and the way you feel for weeks, months, or even years. Though it is a very treatable disease, depression can still decrease your ability to function normally.

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must be able to prove that you have suffered from four or more symptoms of depression including,

  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • Decreased energy
  • Unusual appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Overwhelming feelings of worthlessness or self-doubt
  • Hallucinations
  • Decreased interest in your hobbies or other enjoyable activities

In addition to showing you suffer from symptoms of depression, you also must prove you have difficulty in activities of daily living (like personal hygiene, cooking, or cleaning your home), social functioning, focusing, or repeated, extended periods of worsening symptoms. The best way to show you meet the criteria for disability benefits is through medical records showing your depression symptoms. You also need to prove that your depression has prevented you from working or functioning as you normally would, and that these disabling effects of your depression are long-term.

Contact Your Texas Disability Benefits Lawyers Today

Proving that your depression is a qualifying disabling disease requires a lot of work, effort, and experience. You should not try to apply for Social Security Disability benefits all alone. Too many people who actually need and deserve their benefits are denied because they are unable to manage the complicated application process by themselves. Our experienced Austin disability benefits lawyers can help you get the benefits you need. The Law Offices of Bemis, Roach & Reed have two decades of experience helping people just like you fight for their Social Security disability benefits. Not only will you get experience legal help and a free consultation, you also do not have to worry about paying high legal fees out-of-pocket. All of our fees are capped at $6,000 and you only have to pay from the benefits compensation you receive. Call us toll-free at (866) 433-4979 to schedule a completely free initial consultation.

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