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Don’t Let Pride Stop Your Application for Massachusetts Mental Disability Benefits

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Alison Rodin
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Applying for Social Security disability can sometimes be a difficult thing to do. For some, admitting that they are no longer able to work and provide support to their families represents a loss of control over life. It is especially difficult for those suffering from mental disorders. Yet, the disability program in the United States was established to help people who need it, and admitting your need is a first step in regaining control.

The statistics for conditions covered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability program include a wide variety of illnesses, injuries and diseases. Of these, mental disorders accounted for 25.2% of all benefits paid out in 2010.

The SSA lists nine diagnostic categories for mental disorders:

  • Organic mental disorders
  • Schizophrenic, paranoid and other psychic disorders
  • Affective disorders
  • Mental retardation
  • Anxiety related disorders
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance addiction disorders
  • Autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders


Perhaps you recognize your or a family member's disorder in this list. And while many people suffer from some form of mental disorder, if yours has made it impossible for you to work, then you need to consider getting government assistance. The best way to do this is to swallow your pride and get started in the application process.

Keefe Disability Law offers its Massachusetts clients compassionate, expert advice in every aspect of disability claims, from the initial application, through denials and appeals, relieving you from the burden of endless paperwork and frustration. Let us help you. Call today toll free at 888-904-6847 or fill out the form on this page for a free case review.

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