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Mental Health Considerations for Physical Impairments

July 20, 2021

At JP Law PC, understanding your pain is one of our highest priorities. We realize that helping you file a claim for Social Security Disability benefits — or pursuing an appeal if your claim is denied at first — can take a physical and emotional toll in addition to what you confront on a daily basis. Our attorneys like to involve our clients as much as possible, but we also recognize that we often need to let them focus on their health and focus all our efforts on the legal and bureaucratic challenges of dealing with the SSA.

When your physical and mental health are compromised, applying for SSDI benefits can seem like an impossible burden. You deserve a legal advocate who can balance zealous representation with compassion. People throughout Oregon, Washington, and California, and in many other states, find that we offer both. Call us for a free consultation.

Mental Illness And Impairments Caused By Physical Injuries

There are important mental health considerations that might be involved in your SSDI benefits claim. If you have a physical impairment that by itself would not be enough to establish eligibility for benefits, but you also have a mental disorder, such as depression or anxiety, we will make sure that the SSA looks at the cumulative effect of your conditions, so that they have a complete picture of how you are being prevented from working.

In other situations, serious physical injuries can result in mental disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, that make working impossible. We work with medical and mental health providers to understand the big picture — and help the SSA understand as well, so that our clients get the benefits they need.

Contact Our Experienced SSD Lawyers Today

For answers to your questions about disability benefits, call the Portland-area office of JP Law PC or send an email to speak with a lawyer.