Portland Schizophrenia Social Security Benefits Attorney

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly is dedicated helping people with schizophrenia obtain the maximum possible disability benefits.

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly is dedicated helping people with schizophrenia obtain the maximum possible disability benefits.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that can impair a person’s ability to think clearly, decipher reality, have normal emotional responses and maintain social relationships. As a result, maintaining a job and earning a living can be extremely difficult – if not impossible – for individuals with schizophrenia. When this is the case, these individuals will likely be entitled to disability benefits, and they will have the best chances of obtaining these benefits by working with a seasoned attorney like Richard A. Sly.

Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly has been advocating the rights of his clients for more than three decades, and he is committed to doing whatever it takes to helping individuals with schizophrenia and other mental disorders obtain the benefits they deserve.

Requirements for Disability Benefits for Schizophrenia

To prove that a person has schizophrenia that is severe enough to qualify him for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration has set forth the following requirements – namely, that the individual:

  • Provide medical documentation that, either continuously or intermittently, he has suffered from at least one of the following:
    • Delusions and/or hallucinations
    • Catatonic states
    • Grossly disorganized behavior
    • Emotional withdrawal
    • Incoherence and/or significant speech impairments
  • Prove that the schizophrenia has restricted or impaired his ability to perform day-to-day activities and/or maintain social relationships.

Alternatively, providing proof that the schizophrenia has persisted for at least two years and has impacted the individual’s ability to work and keep a job may also be sufficient to meeting the requirements for disability benefits.

Working with Our Portland Social Security Disability and SSI Lawyer

If you or a loved one is living with schizophrenia and is unable to earn a living due to this condition, don’t try to deal with the Social Security Administration on your own. One misstep in this notoriously complicated system could result in an outright denial of your legitimate disability claim. Instead, give yourself the best chances of obtaining a favorable outcome to your case by working with an experienced lawyer who can help guide you through 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. He is skilled at building his clients the strongest possible cases so that they have the best chances of securing benefits the first time they present their case. Additionally, he has a proven track record of success when it comes to handling denials or appeals.

Time and again, Richard Sly has been effective and successful at resolving disability claims cases because he is committed to working diligently to build each of his clients the strongest possible case. He consistently does this by:

  • Getting timely and accurate information from their doctors
  • Working with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Obtaining evidence from their friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers
  • Flawlessly presenting their cases 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).

Contact Us

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.