Chicago Schizophrenia Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which an individual has difficulty thinking logically, discerning between reality and fantasy, engaging in the appropriate social behaviors, and having typical emotional responses.  Schizophrenia is a complex psychological disease for which a cause is still unknown.  Genetics has been shown to play a role in the disease, however.

Symptoms of schizophrenia include:

  • Irritable or tense feelings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lack of emotion
  • Strong, irrational beliefs (delusions)
  • Hallucinations
  • Attention problems
  • Social isolation
  • Inappropriate social behaviors

The symptoms of schizophrenia often make it difficult for a person to hold a job.  The compassionate and knowledgeable Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law focus on helping clients suffering from mental health disabilities obtain social security disability benefits.   We understand the various complexities and nuances applicable to filing an application for disability benefits based on a mental health condition, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety .  Our experienced Chicago social security disability attorneys can help you file your social security disability claim by ensuring that you have included the necessary medical and vocational information.

In order to qualify for social security disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a person must have a medical condition that prevents him or her from working for at least 12 months or is expected to result in death.  In addition, in order to qualify for SSI, an applicant must fall below certain financial thresholds.  In order to qualify for SSDI, an applicant must have earned enough “work credits” through prior employment.

Section 12.03 of the Social Security Administration’s “Listing of Impairments,” covers schizophrenia.  Even if applicant does not meet the specific medical condition requirements in the “Listing of Impairments,” he or she may still qualify for social security disability benefits if he or she can show that residual functional capacity is limited in such a way that engaging in substantial gainful activity (i.e. work) is not possible.

Social Security Disability Experience You Can Trust

The experienced Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law understand the unique challenges involved with social security disability claims based on schizphrenia and other mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.  We take the time to listen to your concerns and learn more about your medical condition and its impact on your ability to hold a job and engage in other daily activities.  We will explain the social security disability laws and requirements to you, and assist you throughout the application process.

Contact one of the trusted social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law at (872) 529-9377 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your schizophrenia condition and learn more about social security disability benefits.


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Chicago, Illinois 60602

(872) 529-9377