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As a person with bipolar disorder, you often feel misunderstood. You have an invisible illness that people may brush off. It’s very much real to you—and your doctor.

You are far from alone.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder, which used to be called manic-depressive disorder, affects 2.8% of U.S. adults (millions of people).

This disorder can make it difficult to function and carry out even the most routine tasks, including working and earning a living.

But Social Security Disability benefits cover mental health. That means you can get financial support to get you through a difficult time. The only problem is that benefits are notoriously hard to get.

With the help of experienced disability advocates, like the people you find at Hanley Disability, you can have a much better chance of securing much-needed benefits.

If you’re in Indianapolis, Danville, Franklin, Lebanon, Noblesville or anywhere in Central Indiana, talk to us.

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Once you’re denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don’t wait too long. You might miss the deadline to appeal.

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Bipolar Disorder Symptoms that Can Help

You Qualify for Social Security Disability

Bipolar disorder, which is listed among the Social Security’s Administration (SSA) covered mental illnesses, manifests itself in the form of extreme mood swings like highs (mania) and lows (depression).

It can be very dangerous and debilitating. With medication and therapy, it can be managed, which helps people with bipolar disorder lead happier, more productive lives.

The challenge of qualifying for Social Security Disability with bipolar disorder, as with many mental health conditions, is getting Social Security to understand that your symptoms are severe enough that you can’t work.

You may experience the following manic symptoms:

  • Increased energy or agitation
  • Abnormally upbeat
  • Lack of sleep
  • Racing thoughts
  • Distractibility
  • Exaggerated well-being and self-confidence
  • Unusual talkativeness

On the other end of the emotional spectrum, you may experience any of these depressive symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Sleeping too much
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Depressed or hopeless mood
  • Feelings of inappropriate guilt or worthlessness
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Indecisiveness
  • Contemplating suicide
  • Significant weight loss or weight gain
  • Loss of pleasure

Even when you have symptoms of bipolar disorder, that’s not enough to qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits. You’ll need medical proof of the severity and debilitating nature of your case as well.

You can start by getting Hanley Disability to review your case FOR FREE.

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Proving Your Claim for Disability Benefits with Bipolar

In order to be awarded benefits in Indianapolis, IN, along with filling out the
application with the SSA, you need to submit records of your medical condition with bipolar, such as:

  • Hospitalizations
  • Proof of your diagnosis
  • Records of therapy sessions
  • Lists of medications
  • Statements from your mental healthcare professionals
  • Testimony from people who know you personally about how your condition affects your daily life

Often, the government will not grant applicants Social Security Disability benefits, even if they filled out all the forms correctly and provided ample proof.

They deny most people when they first apply.

But it’s not over, because you can appeal their decision.

With Hanley Disability’s assistance, you can get someone to back your appeal and help you through the process.

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So many people don’t understand what you’re going through. Even if your friends and family try to help, they can’t comprehend your struggles from day to day with bipolar disorder.

They may wonder why you struggle to hold down a job, or run errands or function the same way they do.

But you know your bipolar disorder is real, and it changes your life.

For help getting your Social Security Disability benefits, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Hanley Disability today.

We’ve helped thousands of people for over four decades.

We want to help you achieve greater financial stability and better times

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