Unfortunately, Social Security Disability applicants with psychiatric problems are routinely denied Social Security Disability benefits.
Disability claims examiners who make the decision about your initial disability application and reconsideration have very little training in evaluating mental impairments and their insight into those conditions is non-existent.
They will read and summarize your medical records and take them to a unit psychologist for review.
Unfortunately, the unit psychology consultants are not very good and routinely render inaccurate opinions about the mental Residual Functional Capacity forms.
At Cavey & Barrett we work closely with disabled Social Security applicants with psychological and psychiatric problems. We consult with your mental health counselor and secure documentation of your ongoing treatment. We will have your mental health counselor complete Residual Functional Capacity forms that accurately reflect the impact that psychological problems have on your ability to function.
Answering these broad-based questions isn’t easy. Help is a phone call away. You can contact Nancy Cavey, an experienced long-term disability attorney at 727-894-3188.