Schizophrenia & Disability Benefits in Maryland & Washington, DC
Applying for Schizophrenia Disability Benefits in Silver Spring
The disability lawyers at Andalman & Flynn understand mental illness and how to qualify for disability benefits. Since 1998, our team of disability lawyers has used their skill and experience to prove our clients’ inability to work.
To get started with your disability claim, contact our offices at (301) 563-6685 and schedule a confidential consultation.
What Is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects a person’s ability to think, react, express emotions, relate to others and perceive reality. It also impacts a person’s social interactions, making it difficult for a patient to maintain positive relationships.
Individuals with schizophrenia may find it difficult to distinguish between hallucinations and reality. Understandably, they may also have difficulty keeping a job. Schizophrenia is often characterized by three categories: paranoid schizophrenia, disorganized schizophrenia, and catatonic schizophrenia.
Call Andalman & Flynn at (301) 563-6685 to learn more about Schizophrenia disability benefits.
Schizophrenia & Long-Term Disability
Schizophrenia is a particularly important diagnosis in the world of LTD benefits. Some policies will only pay for benefits for an abbreviated period, typically two years. However, some policies make an exception for schizophrenia. Other policies make a specific exception allowing for schizophrenia, but not for schizoaffective disorder. It is critical that your LTD attorney knows the intricacies of your policy.
Get Started with Your Disability Benefits Claim
It may take time to be approved for disability benefits based on mental illness. A disability attorney from Andalman & Flynn can help assist you at every stage of the process from the initial application to appeals.
We can also help gather information regarding your condition in the form of medical records and employment records that detail this condition’s effect on you and your ability to work. We may also schedule independent medical evaluations to help improve your chances of proving your claims.
Living with mental illness can be difficult, but receiving the payments that you are entitled to can help ease the burden. Improve your chances of success with a qualified disability attorney. Call (301) 563-6685 to schedule a consultation.