Mental Impairments And Disability Benefits

Some people have the mistaken belief that mental disabilities are not as serious as physical ones. But the truth is that they can be extremely disabling.

At The Law Office of Andrew Reichardt, PLLC in Salt Lake City, we understand this. For nearly 20 years, we have been devoted to championing the rights of people with physical and mental disabilities.

If you are unable to work due to a mental impairment, you may have a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or long-term disability insurance. A broad range of mental impairments may qualify you for benefits:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Major depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Autism
  • Mental and emotional impairments related to TBI (traumatic brain injury)

Helping You Get the Benefits You Need from the SSA

For many people who are already coping with mental impairments like bipolar disorder, major depression or anxiety, the additional stress and worry of paying the bills and dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be overwhelming.

Attorney Andrew Reichardt can help you get the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve and ease some of the frustration you face. Over the years, Mr. Reichardt has helped well over 1,000 clients obtain disability benefits they were unable to obtain on their own.

Our firm continues to help people with mental impairments who either want to apply for SSDI or SSI benefits, or who have been denied and want to appeal. We will gather the necessary medical evidence and represent you at the hearing before the administrative law judge or other entity reviewing your case, presenting the strongest case possible for your entitlement to benefits.

How We Can Help You with Long-Term Disability Insurance Carrier Issues

It is typical for people with mental disabilities to experience problems with insurance companies who should provide them the long-term disability benefits they need. It can be a very discouraging experience, and in fact, many of these companies actually hope that, if they turn you down, you will go away!

The legal and financial consequences these carriers may face for wrongfully denying your claim are often not severe enough to discourage them from improperly turning you down. Having the right attorney fighting on your side can help you get the benefits you deserve.

It is critical that you act quickly after a denial by your insurance carrier. If you do not act on time, you may lose the ability to litigate or take further legal action down the road.

Bipolar Disorder? Panic Disorder? Anxiety? Contact Us.

If you have been denied Social Security or long-term disability benefits related to bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, autism or another mental impairment, don't give up. The SSA routinely denies claims, so it is important to be persistent. Contact us by email or call us at (801) 261-3400 for a free initial consultation and find out how we can help.