One of the primary factors that can impede a person’s ability to work is his health. Physical disability combined with mental illness makes it doubly difficult to land a job, much less keep one. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has established programs, one of which is the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), designed to help people who have been denied work opportunities because of their condition.
When the process of applying may seem overwhelming for you, you may consult with a lawyer experienced in helping individuals with their Social Security claims. Alyssa Russo, writing for Yahoo!’s Voices, advises that part of your application process would include consulting with a doctor and filing the appropriate documents. An experienced social security disability lawyer should be able to help you with the complex documentation, and more importantly, in presenting your case in the best light possible.