Helping People With Mental Illness Obtain Benefits Since 1990
The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, provides knowledgeable, experienced help in obtaining SSDI or SSI benefits for mental disabilities. I am founding attorney Jeffrey S. Lichtman. At my law firm, we are dedicated to guiding your SSDI or SSI case successfully through the system.
If you have a severe mental illness, I can help you obtain the cash and medical benefits you need. My clients include people suffering from many different types of mental impairments, including:
- Cognitive impairments/mental retardation
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
My firm has over three decades of experience assisting people who have mental illnesses and conditions. The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, is ready to help you.
Working With A Disability Lawyer Is Crucial
In cases involving mental illness and well as cognitive deficits, it is extremely important to seek the help of an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer. The application and appeals process is an uphill battle for people with mental illness.
Simply having a mental illness or impairment is not enough; you must prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that your condition prevents you from working. I can try to ensure that all your mental health impairments are considered and evaluated. Additionally, I know how to demonstrate to the SSA that your condition meets disability requirements.
What Are The Areas Of Functioning?
These are the Social Security Administration’s B criteria of the listings:
- Understand, remember or apply information (see 12.00E1).
- Interact with others (see 12.00E2).
- Concentrate, persist or maintain pace (see 12.00E3).
- Adapt or manage oneself (see 12.00E4).
These are the C criteria of the listings:
- Your mental disorder in this listing category is “serious and persistent;” that is, you have a medically documented history of the existence of the disorder over a period of at least 2 years, and there is evidence of both:
- Medical treatment, mental health therapy, psychosocial support(s), or a highly structured setting(s) that is ongoing and that diminishes the symptoms and signs of your mental disorder (see 12.00G2b); and
- Marginal adjustment, that is, you have minimal capacity to adapt to changes in your environment or to demands that are not already part of your daily life (see 12.00G2c).
You must prove that you have severe problems in at least two areas of functioning in the B criteria or the applicability of the C criteria or that your mental health problems otherwise limit your ability to function effectively. I can help prove your level of functioning in your claim so that you can secure the benefits you need.
Free Consultations — No Risk, No Obligation
If you have a disabling mental condition, get help from my law firm in Philadelphia. You pay no fees unless I secure benefits for you. Call 215-268-7274 or send an email for a free consultation. The law office serves people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida.