Depression And Anxiety

Dealing with the SSA can be frustrating. Many initial claims for Social Security Disability benefits are denied. At the Birmingham, Alabama, Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, our attorneys help clients navigate through the complexities of the Social Security system so they don't get stuck in the red tape of the SSA.

Proving The Existence Of Mental And Emotional Disorders

Unlike physical impairments, mental and emotional diseases — such as anxiety and depression — can be difficult to prove. These diseases, while very real, cannot be seen with X-rays and MRIs. While invisible to the naked eye, these diseases can have debilitating effects on their sufferers' ability to live life and earn a living.

At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, we have former Social Security Administration (SSA employees on staff. Because we understand the inner workings of the SSA, we know how to develop claims that prove a client's anxiety or depression is real and severe enough to prevent employment.

Using documentation from psychiatrists, psychologists, friends and family, we show the severe impact our client's anxiety or depression has had on his or her life, and the manner in which the disease prohibits our client's ability to obtain and retain employment.

SSD For Anxiety And Depression

While individuals suffering from anxiety and depression, as well as other types of psychological disorders, may be able to find employment, the effects of their disease may prohibit them from retaining their jobs. Depressive symptoms or anxiety attacks may result in missed work, missed deadlines, unhealthy workplace relationships or poor job performance.

At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, our lawyers understand the challenges people struggling with psychological disorders face while trying to support themselves and their families. Together, we help clients obtain the medical benefits and financial support they are entitled to through the Social Security system.

Individuals suffering from other types of mental and emotional disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Call Today For Help Getting Your Benefits

If you need help obtaining Social Security Disability benefits for depression, contact the Birmingham Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, at 205-208-7980 or toll-free at 866-596-1238. Initial consultations are free.