Bipolar Disorder And Disability Benefits

Do you suffer from bipolar disorder? If your condition makes it impossible to work and lasts for at least 12 months, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

At Davis, Davis & Patterson in Rome, Georgia, we have more than 80 years of experience handling SSDI claims and appeals for clients throughout North Georgia. We understand how difficult it is to work with bipolar disorder and are here to help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve.

How Is Bipolar Disorder Holding You Back?

In order to qualify for disability benefits, you must not only be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. You must demonstrate that your condition is so severe it makes it impossible for you to maintain employment. If you suffer from bipolar disorder, you know how badly it can disrupt your ability to work. Symptoms of this mental health impairment include:

  • Distractibility
  • Disordered thoughts
  • Risk-taking behavior
  • Physical agitation
  • Difficulty interacting with others
  • Impaired concentration
  • Impaired memory

In many cases, people with bipolar disorder are turned down for benefits initially. With experienced guidance during the appeals process, however, you can demonstrate just how badly you are suffering and how difficult it would be to hold down steady employment.

Our attorneys can guide you through the process of filing your application for disability benefits or appealing a denied claim. We are well-versed in the filing requirements as they pertain to bipolar disorder, depression and other mental health impairments. 

Let Us Help

The process of obtaining SSDI benefits for bipolar disorder may seem daunting, but you don’t have to face it alone. We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process. To arrange your free initial consultation, contact our Rome law offices by telephone at 706-622-4137 or reach us online by filling out a brief contact form.