Nassau County Advocate for Mental Disability Benefits
Many people struggle with mental and emotional conditions that make it difficult for them to hold down full-time jobs. If you are unable to work due to a mental disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits.
At Dennis S. Berkowsky, we help clients throughout Long Island document the mental causes of their disabilities so they can get SSD benefits. Every case we take is handled by advocate Dennis Berkowsky, a Long Island native who has practiced law since 1981.
Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?
Some people mistakenly believe that you can only get Social Security disability benefits if you have a physical disability. In fact, people with mental disorders are completely eligible for SSD. Our firm helps clients claim benefits based on mental conditions such as the following:
- Depression, mania and bipolar syndrome
- Severe anxiety and panic attacks
- Short-term and long-term memory loss
- Schizophrenia, paranoia and psychosis
- Developmental mental disability
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Substance addiction
Many people with mental disorders, especially those involving substance addiction, have been told by some people that their problems are their own fault. The only thing that matters for purposes of disability benefits, however, is how your condition affects your ability to work.
Call 516-432-4416 to Talk to an Experienced, Compassionate Advocate
It can be difficult to acknowledge that you have a mental disability. Your family and associates may or may not be understanding or supportive. Our firm offers confidential advice and compassionate assistance to clients who cannot work due to mental conditions.
If you decide to pursue your claim with our help, we will make sure your diagnosis is properly documented in language the government will understand. For a free consultation with an experienced disability benefits advocate, contact us at 516-432-4416 or by e-mail today.