A-Z of social security benefits for people with mental health problems
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A-Z of social security benefits for people with mental health problems by Catherine Grimshaw

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Published by Mind Publications in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementCatherine Grimshaw.
ContributionsMIND (Mental health association).
The Physical Object
Pagination23p. ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19833244M

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The Blue Book is used by the Social Security Administration to establish guidelines for which conditions qualify a claimant for Social Security disability benefits. Section 12 of the Blue Book deals with mental disorders, detailing which types of mental disorders can qualify you for benefits, and under what circumstances. There are nine categories of mental disorders covered in the Blue Book. Often, mental illnesses are linked with stress and problems managing a daily routine and handling work, social interactions, and normal activities. Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness characterized by ongoing symptoms of psychosis that present like schizophrenia but with additional recurring mood disorder symptoms. In order to be eligible to receive Social Security benefits for a mental health disorder, an individual must meet each of these three requirements: The mental health condition must have persisted for at least one year or is expected to continue for one year. The mental health condition must be diagnosed as life-threatening. The Social Security Administration recognizes a wide variety of mental disorders as having the potential to cause total long term disability. In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on a mental disorder, your condition must be diagnosed by a doctor and meet the criteria which any other illness or injury must meet in order to qualify for disability, namely: The mental.

Some people living with a mental health condition find that there are periods of time when working becomes too difficult, and they can no longer sustain employment. Fortunately, there are two national programs run by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that provide monthly income and health insurance for people unable to work. The majority of people who apply for disability for a mental illness or emotional condition are ultimately granted benefits. By Melissa Linebaugh, Contributing Author About a quarter of applicants for Social Security disability list mental illnesses or disorders as their primary impairment. Mental Health and Mental Illness as Social Issues H uman feelings and behavior are extremely variable. The same people may of people with the most severe mental illnesses, most experts now agree on the benefits with very different types of mental health problems remains an . We've gathered some information here on state government benefits for persons with disabilities who are unable to work, such as unemployment benefits, temporary disability payments, public assistance (welfare), and food stamps, and some other sources of financial assistance to pay for .

With no work and no steady source of income, thousands of people with mental health conditions apply each year for Social Security Disability benefits in hopes of receiving a monthly check. If only it were that easy. The reality is that getting Disability for mental illness can be challenging and requires more effort than filling out a few. The Social Security Administration developed the Blue Book to establish rules and guidelines for representatives to use while deciding if a certain condition qualifies for disability benefits. There are 14 categories within the Blue Book that groups together similar conditions and list the requirements for a condition to receive benefits.   Analysis. Over the last two decades, mental health problems have become a key issue in social security policy. This is because, first, straightforward unemployment is much lower and state-provided unemployment indemnities are now a very small fraction of social security expenditures, so that long-term illness and incapacity, which affect many more people, dominate in terms both of case . For the sake of clarity, is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article.