Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that may cause serious mental health symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions, paranoia and chaotic or disordered cognitive behaviors. Those diagnosed with schizophrenia may withdraw from their friends, family, work and activities. Most people diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia will require lifetime treatment, including inpatient or outpatient care, medication and close professional medical supervision. In addition to hallucinations, many schizophrenics also suffer from anxiety and fear leaving them unable to use public transportation, operate a vehicle, successfully care for a family or maintain employment. In these cases, benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) should be pursued.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with schizophrenia or is believed to suffer from the disorder, it is important to seek and follow through with medical treatment as soon as possible. Appropriate medical care, supervision and treatment will help keep symptoms under control and create the medical record necessary to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with schizophrenia or another mental health condition, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.
For more information or to schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region, please contact us online or call at Jenkintown 215-385-5353 or Philadelphia 215-323-5320.