Social Security Benefits for Psychotic Disorders

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly is dedicated helping people with psychotic disorders secure the disability benefits they need and deserve.

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly is dedicated helping people with psychotic disorders secure the disability benefits they need and deserve.

Psychotic disorders refer to a range of mental conditions resulting in people losing the ability to distinguish reality, think clearly and communicate. Consequently, psychotic disorders – also referred to as psychoses – typically make it very difficult for affected individuals to be able to maintain social relationships, get jobs and earn a living. When a person is diagnosed with any type of psychotic disorder and this impairment is severe enough to impair his ability to work, he will:

  • Likely be entitled to disability benefits
  • Have the best chances of obtaining these benefits by working with a seasoned attorney who will champion his rights. 

At the Law Firm of Richard A. Sly, our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer and dedicated legal staff have been aggressively advocating the rights of individuals with psychotic disorders and other mental impairments for more than three decades. While we are passionate about helping these individuals obtain the benefits to which they are entitled, we are also committed to helping them secure the maximum possible benefits for their claims so they can focus on their treatment and overall mental health.

How to Qualify for Disability Benefits for Psychotic Disorders

The Social Security Administration has laid out a number of specific requirements that people must meet if they want to obtain disability benefits for their psychotic disorders. Some of these requirements include:

  • Providing medical documentation that the applicant suffers from delusions, hallucinations, catatonic states, severe speech impairments and/or incoherence – Such conditions can be either continuous or intermittent.
  • Establishing that the symptoms of the psychotic disorder have impaired the applicant’s ability to perform certain day-to-day activities, function on a social level and/or concentrate.

The applicant may also prove that he deserves disability benefits by proving that, for at least two years, he has lived with and has been receiving treatment for his psychotic disorder.

Portland Social Security Disability and SSI Lawyer at the Law Firm of Richard A. Sly

If your psychotic disorder has made it impossible for you to earn a living, start the journey towards getting the financial help you need by working with an experienced lawyer who can help you navigate the Social Security process so that you are able to secure the federal disability benefits you need and deserve.

For more than 30 years, our Portland Social Security Disability and SSI lawyer Richard A. Sly has been dedicated to helping his clients obtain the maximum possible disability benefits. While he is skilled at building his clients the strongest possible cases so that they have optimal chances of securing benefits the first time they present their case, he also has a proven track record of success when it comes to handling denials or appeals. Some of the specific ways that Richard Sly is able to consistently do this for his clients include by:

  • Obtaining timely, accurate information from their doctors
  • Gathering evidence from their friends, relatives and co-workers
  • Working closely with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Working diligently and tirelessly to build each of his clients the strongest possible cases
  • Presenting their cases and advocating their rights in any necessary setting (including before the Social Security Administration, their Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), their Appeals Council and in the U.S. District and Circuit Courts).

Learn More About Your Rights

To discuss your case for free and get your claim started at no cost, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or email us using the form on the upper right side of this page. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and serve clients throughout the states of Washington and Oregon.