Mental Health Conditions

If a mental health or developmental disability prevents you from working, you may qualify for Retirement Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. When you are applying for benefits or appealing a denied claim, it is essential to present medically accurate evidence of the disability, as well as other information regarding the disability and how it prevents you from working. If you fail to do this, your claim or appeal will be denied.

At Turner & O'Connell, Attorneys at Law, we help people with physical and mental disabilities obtain RSDI and SSI benefits. We are experienced, knowledgeable about this complex area of law and determined to succeed for our clients.

To learn how we can help you get the benefits you need, contact Turner & O'Connell. In a free consultation, a lawyer at our firm can review your case and explain how we can help you.

Qualifying Mental Health Conditions

Some mental health conditions that can qualify a person for RSDI or SSI benefits include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Down's syndrome or severe mental retardation
  • Anxiety-related disorders
  • Autistic disorders
  • Other mental health conditions

Some of these disorders are obvious even to a lay person, while others can only be diagnosed by a medical specialist. A proper diagnosis of the condition is critical to a case. If your medical record is incomplete, our firm can refer you to a medical provider who can properly diagnose your condition or that of a disabled family member. We will use that diagnosis, along with other supporting information, when we represent you in the reconsideration hearing. Turner & O'Connell will work diligently to build a strong and persuasive case for you.

Free Consultation With an Attorney

Contact Turner & O'Connell today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Harrisburg attorneys for mental health disability claims.

Our firm has offices in Harrisburg and Newport, Pennsylvania, to serve you.