If you have become disabled, and your disability was not related to an on the job accident, filing a claim for Social Social Disability Insurance (SSDI) is likely your best option. However, there is a good chance your application will be initially denied since the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) denied the majority of application of applications upon receipt, but this is only the beginning of a long and arduous process. You can apply for Social Security disability benefits based for a physical illness, mental illness, or a combination of both.
According to a recent news article from VPR News, the number of applications for SSDI benefits due to mental illness is increasing in New England. This is significant for several reasons. Continue reading