Albertville Alabama Disability Lawyer Schizophrenia

You live in Albertville, or elsewheres in Marshall County Alabama * and suffer from schizophrenia, and now you received notice that your claim for Social Security  Disability Benefits and/or SSI benefits has been denied-now is the time to contact the experienced Alabama Disability Lawyers at Powell and Denny. Many people believe that their initial 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 or SSI benefits are denied after their initial application. 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 Alabama 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 an Alabama Social Security Disability Lawyer, the attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to speak with you.

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Albertville Alabama Disability Lawyer Schizophrenia

* area includes Albertville, Arab, Boaz, Douglas, Eddy, Grant, Horton, Guntersville, Union Grove, Warrenton, Martling, Hustleville, Hyatt, High Point.