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With A Bipolar Diagnosis, You May Qualify For Disability Benefits

Bipolar disorder is a significant mental health condition that can have a big impact on all areas of life, including your ability to work. Bipolar disorder qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and as a disabling condition by the Social Security Administration and disability insurance companies.

If the effects of bipolar disorder are impacting your ability to perform your job duties, talk to our team at Disability Insurance Law Group to discuss whether you may qualify for disability benefits under your private, group or long-term disability insurance policy. Our attorneys have extensive experience successfully representing people with disabilities and helping them secure the disability insurance benefits they deserve.

The Challenges That Can Arise In Bipolar Disability Claims

Our lawyers understand the procedural and legal nuances of disability claims based on bipolar disorder. We understand the hurdles that can arise when seeking disability benefits for bipolar disorder, including unjust and unwarranted claim denials. It’s all the more critical in these cases to present compelling evidence from qualified mental health professionals both as to the diagnosis itself and how the disorder impacts your life.

Types Of Bipolar Disorder

There are several types of bipolar disorder:

  • Bipolar 1 involves drastic shifts in mood and energy, cycling from mania (elevated mood and energy) to depression. These shifts impact sleep, energy levels, judgment and decision-making.
  • Bipolar 2 involves periods of hypomania followed by significant and often longer periods of depression. Hypomania is a less severe form of mania, though it can still have a major impact on life.
  • Cyclothymia is a milder version that involves more subtle and frequent shifts in mood and energy.

It’s important to keep in mind that each of these disorders presents differently in different people. While many people with these types of disorders can work, many cannot. Don’t let misperceptions or stereotypes prevent you from seeking the help and financial benefits you need.

Find Out If You Qualify For Disability Benefits Based On Bipolar Disorder

Take advantage of a free initial consultation to learn more about your rights and the process. Call 954-633-8811 or email us to get started. Based in Florida, we handle disability cases statewide and nationwide.