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Obtaining SSDI benefits for mental and physical disabilities

Ohio residents suffering from disabilities that are expected to significantly impair their ability to work for at least 12 months or cause death may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SDDI) benefits. To be eligible, one must have a qualifying physical disability, a mental disability or a combination of the two. A qualifying disability may be a physical injury, occupational illness, mental disorder or any other serious medical condition that significantly impairs one’s ability to work. Additionally, applicants generally must have been employed for at least five out of the past 10 years.

The attorneys at Philip J. Fulton Law Office assist in the process of obtaining SSDI benefits for both physical and mental disabilities. Our experienced attorneys have represented over 1,000 clients in a wide variety of SSD claims. Qualifying physical disabilities may include multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia, cancer, stroke and immune system disorders. Individuals who have a medical condition that does not satisfy the significant impairment requirement may still qualify for SSDI if they have a combination of physical or mental impairments.

Qualifying mental conditions may include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Mental disabilities may be more difficult to establish for an SSDI claim because they are typically more challenging to diagnose. The Philip J. Fulton Law Office is skilled in proving complex claims and can ensure that mental disabilities are properly diagnosed and that all necessary medical documents are submitted for SSDI claims.

The attorneys at Philip J. Fulton Law Office can help you obtain social security disability benefits for physical disabilities and mental conditions. We have been handling SSDI claims for over 35 years and can assist with all aspects of the process from qualification to appeals. For more information on SSDI disabilities, please visit our What is An SSDI Disability? page.

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