Birmingham Alabama Disability Lawyer Schizophrenia

You live in the Metro Birmingham area* and suffer from schizophrenia and received notice that your claim for Social Security Disability Benefits or SSI benefits has been denied-now is the time to contact a Birmingham Alabama Disability Lawyer. Many people believe that their application was reviewed in detail and that a denial of benefits means that they are not entitled to benefits, so they forgo taking any steps to appeal the denial; this is a mistake. The majority of persons who apply for Social Security Disability benefits are denied after their initial application. The Social Security Administration often makes their decision without receiving all your records and the Administration simply does not have the resources to contact your main treating physicians to ask the detailed questions needed concerning your condition(s). The fact is that your best chance at being awarded disability benefits is after your appeal.

Schizophrenia is a mental illness which affects how a sufferer experiences reality. Some symptoms include paranoia, auditory or visual hallucinations, disorganized thinking and delusions. Severe cases lead to social and occupational dysfunction.

The Social Security Administration considers schizophrenia a disabling condition when the person has a documented medical history which meets or equals the standards found in Listing 12.03 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Schizophrenia must be diagnosed by a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist or other clinicians. When filing for disability benefits due to the effects of schizophrenia, it is vital to have a well documented mental health history. In many situations the person suffering from bipolar disorder/manic depression has been without a job and does not have insurance. In these cases, it is important that the person has availed themselves to any free or discounted medical care available to them in the region in which they live; it takes a medical professional to diagnosis bipolar disorder. An experienced Birmingham Disability attorney should be able to assist you in finding a facility which may be able to provide some treatment.

If you or someone you care about suffers from schizophrenia and you need help appealing a denial, or if you just have some questions and would like to talk to a Birmingham Alabama Social Security Disability Lawyer, the attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to speak with you.

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Birmingham Alabama Disability Lawyer Schizophrenia

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