Friday, November 5, 2010

Can I get on disability for depression in Mississippi?

Yes, you can get on disability for depression in Mississippi if your depression is severe enough to prevent you from working.

Depression is a serious illness, that can completely rob a person of the ability to maintain gainful employment. An estimated 33 to 35 million U.S. adults will suffer from depression during their lives. Symptoms of depression include constant sadness, irritability, hopelessness, trouble sleeping, low energy or fatigue, feeling worthless or guilty for no reason, significant weight change, difficulty concentrating, and loss of interest in favorite activities. Also, thoughts of suicide or death are signs of very severe and serious depression.

In Mississippi, your depression disability claim will be evaluated to determine whether your depression is severe enough that you are unable to maintain employment, and whether your condition either has, or is expected to, last at least twelve (12) months. If you meet both the requirements, your Mississippi disability claim will likely be approved. Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to provide enough medical proof to establish that you are disabled due to depression.

To discuss your case with one of our experienced Mississippi disability lawyers, please contact us for a free consultation.