If you have psychosis or personality disorder such as schizophrenia, paranoia, or other psychotic disorder, you may be eligible for SSDI Benefits. As experienced Social Security Disability lawyers who have helped many people in Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest (including California and Montana) with mental disorders, we know that looks can be deceiving. If you have a personality disorder or psychosis, even if you are able to go about some routine tasks, others — including work — may be quite simply impossible.
Attorneys Melissa Kenney and Lisa Porter-Lang have compassion and understanding for those who struggle with debilitating mental conditions. We also know our job goes beyond providing sympathy: We have to demonstrate to the Social Security Administration that you are eligible to receive SSDI benefits for personality disorders. Because SSD and SSI are all that we practice, we can be your guide throughout the application and (when necessary) appeals process.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has established criteria — known as the Blue Book — for SSDI-eligible conditions, including a category for schizophrenic, paranoid, and other psychotic disorders.
It can be scary or embarrassing to tell other people what you see or hear that keeps you from being able to work, concentrate and enjoy life. But it is important to share this information with your medical providers as soon as possible. JP Law PC of Portland, Oregon can help you claim your benefits for personality disorders including schizophrenia, paranoia, and other personality disorder, by showing how (and how long) a disorder has affected you. We will thoroughly evaluate your file to determine if there are gaps in the information that are necessary to fill and help you tell your story to the SSA to maximize your chances that your claim will be approved at the initial stage or on appeal.
If you have questions about disability benefits for personality disorders, we encourage you to contact our Portland-area office for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call or send an email.