Winning benefits for a mental disorder is a particularly troublesome. The process of approval is already difficult enough as is, but claiming benefits for mental illnesses is harder still and often leads to getting denied. If you or your loved one is applying for mental disability social security benefits, you should be aware of what likely factors could get your application rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA). This way, you can prepare accordingly and limit your chances of getting denied.
Late Diagnosis of Mental Conditions
A mental disorder doesn’t always appear obvious. As a result, many individuals get diagnosed late. They struggle to keep jobs and would often have an odd work history. Since benefits can only be received by people who have paid into the system through paycheck deductions, this is often a problem. Many even qualify for very little amounts under Social Security Disability compared to those with obvious physical impairments.