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Bipolar Disorder and SSDI benefits

The mental condition known as bipolar disorder - formerly called manic depression - afflicts many people in Missouri and elsewhere. The symptoms - alternating moods of severe depression and euphoria - can often be controlled with medication, but severe cases do not always respond to drugs. If the disorder is not effectively controlled, it can severely interfere with a person's relationships and ability to work. In this post, we will review the aspects of bipolar disorder that may allow a person to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

Do I need a lawyer to get SSD benefits?

For most people in Missouri, the process of applying for and obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can seem more than a little intimidating. A common question that potential applicants ask is whether they need a lawyer to get them through the SSD claim process. The answer depends in large part upon the nature of the process itself.

What are some qualifying mental conditions for SSDI benefits?

Many Missourians suffer from a mental disorder or illness. Some of these diseases, if they are severe, can interfere with a person's ability to work. In such cases, the illness may support a successful claim for Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI") benefits. In this post, we will provide an overview of the mental illnesses and symptoms that may qualify for SSDI benefits.

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