Schizophrenia and Disability Benefits

Schizophrenia is characterized by an onset of psychotic features. Schizophrenics often have both visual and auditory delusions and hallucinations. Schizophrenics often display a blunt or flat affect and tend to withdraw and isolate from others. Schizophrenia is often treated with intensive psychotherapy and a combination of medications geared at calming the psychotic features. Following a prescribed regimen of medications can be particularly difficult for an individual who suffers from schizophrenia, as it can be difficult for a schizophrenic to maintain a regular routine and the side effects of the anti-psychotic medications can be very unpleasant.

All Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income determinations are based on medical documentation. It is important that your condition and treatment is thoroughly documented in the form of medical records, clinical evaluations, and narrative reports from your treating physicians. If you do not treat with a doctor, or your doctor is not supportive, your lawyer will not be able to prove your case, regardless of how sick you truly are. Our goal is that you, your doctors and our attorneys can form the winning team to ensure that your pursuit for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits is successful.

At West Coast Disability Legal Center, our experienced attorneys guide people through each step of the Social Security Disability claims process. We can file your initial claim, appeal your claim to the reconsideration level if you are denied, request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, or appeal your case to the Appeals Council. To talk with us about your case, please call us at (800) 459-3017 to schedule a free consultation. You can also contact us online and one of our attorneys will get in touch with you. There is never a fee for our services unless we win your case.