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Schizophrenia

Salt Lake City, Utah, Lawyer — Disability Benefits for Schizophrenia

Many Americans have difficulty with mental health issues, but some are so severe that they prevent people from working. If you are considering seeking Social Security Disability or SSI benefits because of a mental health issues such as schizophrenia or another disorder, contact an attorney to guide you through the process. Contact me — E. Craig McAllister — in Orem, Utah, by calling (866) 520-0222. My law practice is dedicated entirely to Social Security Disability and SSI law, so I have the in-depth knowledge to get you the best possible results.

Unlike the big law firms, I provide my clients with personal attention. I know that the Social Security Disability and SSI process can sometimes be long and difficult. Many people are rejected the first time they apply, that is why I provide personal support at every step of the way.

When you call my law office, you will speak with me — not a secretary, paralegal or a junior lawyer. I talk personally with clients. I make sure that clients get the help they deserve with the Social Security Disability and SSI benefits they need.

When Schizophrenia Keeps You from Working

Is your schizophrenia keeping you from working? Social Security Disability and SSI benefits could provide you with the support you need. But showing your medical history of schizophrenia is critical to receiving those benefits.

When you are applying for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, the Social Security Administration looks at a few things to evaluate whether or not you qualify. They look at medical evidence consisting of symptoms, signs and laboratory findings that reflect schizophrenia. They look for patterns in your behavior, mood, thought and memory that may indicate schizophrenia. They also may take into account the severity of your condition.

What is Social Security looking for with regard to schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders?

Social Security is looking in the medical records for the following characteristics in determining whether a person has schizophrenia, paranoia, or other psychotic disorders:

Emotional withdrawal and or isolation, delusions or hallucinations, illogical thinking and incoherence, and catatonic or other grossly disorganized behavior.

In addition to the above, Social Security is looking in the medical records for how seriously the above problems interfere with your activities of daily living, social functioning, and concentration, persistence and pace.

For more detail about what Social Security is looking for in the medical records regarding this disorder go here.

Victories for Schizophrenia

Some clients for whom I've won benefits because of Schizoprenia:

In January 2014
 
A 53 year old former software engineer who could no longer work because of  schizophrenia.
 
November 2013
 
A 30 year old former restaurant server, tire technician, and pizza maker who could no longer work because of schizophrenia with auditory and visual hallucinations and obsessive/ compulsive disorder (OCD).
 
Talk with Me about Your Social Security Disability Benefits

My legal knowledge of these requirements helps my clients get the benefits they need and deserve. For a free initial consultation, contact me — E. Craig McAllister — toll-free at (866) 520-0222.