Richard A. Gutstadt, P.C.
Northern California SSI & SSDI Appeals

February 2014 Archives

Mental Impairments and Social Security Disability

     A severe mental disorder can affect an individual's ability to work in many ways. However, having a definitive diagnosis of a mental disorder is not automatically grounds for receiving Social Security Disability benefits. As with all claims for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), the burden of proving disability is on the applicant, and proof requires strong objective and/or clinical medical evidence.