Depression is considered a psychiatric disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Its a significant mood disorder thats known to interfere with daily activities, which may include your ability to work. Depression sometimes becomes so severe that you can no longer go to work.
How do I get disability for major depressive disorder?
To qualify for disability benefits for depression, your condition must be severe enough to meet requirements the Social Security Administration (SSA) has set out in its impairment listing on depressive disorders (listing 12.04) OR it must interfere with your functioning to such an extent that the SSA agrees that there
Is it hard to get disability for depression?
Like other conditions with symptoms that are based on emotional distress, a disability based on depression can be difficult to prove to the Social Security Administration because the symptoms are often difficult to measure. Additionally, just being diagnosed with depression is not enough to qualify for benefits.
Is depression a mental or emotional illness?
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.
Is it hard to get disability for mental illness?
Getting approved for disability by the Social Security Administration for anxiety disorders, an emotional disability or other type of mental disability is harder than getting approved for a physically disabling condition.