Many depression cases are considered to be disabilities by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It is declared, many people with depression can get financial and disability benefits if they are capable of showing how depression is affecting their capacity to work. In this article, we are going to take into a deeper level of depression and disability. For some people, their depression calls for financial help if their depression is considered a disability.
Are Depression and Disability Similar?
Based on the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is a sort of mental health illness that causes mood swings and low mood. It can be considered in many ways. Below are the most common symptoms of depression:
- low energy
- low mood
- suicidal ideations, in serious cases
- sleep problems
- oversleeping and difficulty sleeping
- cognitive difficulties
According to these symptoms, they make a clear understanding of depression, and depression can lead to serious difficulty in employment. Based on a study in 2022, it is found that an individual with depression finds difficulty while working and can get trapped by unemployment. They are not able to work almost 27.5 days per year. In the United States, some institutions and organizations provide financial or legal support to people with depression and disabilities.
However, these institutions consider many depression cases as a disability. And they can help more people with money who are suffering from depression. Also, many institutions define disability with a different definition, and the support can be uneven. The American Disabilities Act (ADA) considers depression as a disability.
How to Claim and Apply?
If any person has depression, then, they are eligible to apply, and for financial support too, on the basis of disability. However, to get any disability benefits and financial assistance an individual must apply first. According to SSA, the process of applying for disability benefits works as same as the process of SSI and SSDI.
To Apply for SSDI and SSI, you Must Need:
- employment history
- general information
- material about a person’s impairment