Mental Impairments and Disability
Let Rosenstein & Howard based in Torrington, Connecticut, assist you in your mental impairment and disability case. An individual can receive disability benefits due to a physical impairment, a mental impairment, or a combination of physical and mental impairments. The Social Security regulations contain different categories of mental disabilities. One of these categories is depression.
More examples of mental impairments listed in Social Security regulations include bipolar disorder, traumatic brain injury, and schizophrenia. Other mental impairments include anxiety disorder, mental retardation, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders.
Mental Health Agencies
Attorney Anne K. Howard previously served as a board member in a local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She reaches out to mentally disabled clients with compassion and respect.
Rosenstein & Howard works closely with local mental health agencies and treating psychiatrists and psychologists to ensure that an individual who is suffering a mental disability is represented in his or her Social Security disability claim to the full extent of the law.
Can I Work While Applying for Social Security?
Generally speaking, a person can perform part-time work activity while seeking Social Security benefits. As of 2013, an individual seeking Social Security disability or SSI must earn less than $1,040 per month. If an individual is blind, earnings must average less than $1,740 per month.
Any earnings above these respective amounts indicate substantial gainful activity (SGA). See this link for guidelines regarding SGA. Discuss with an attorney any consequences of performing even part time work while your Social Security disability claim is pending.
Contact Attorney Anne K. Howard to discuss your mental impairment.