It is common knowledge that people with physical ailments and injuries can apply for disability through their employers and the State of California. However, what most people don’t know is that they may also file for disability when suffering from emotional conditions. If one thinks about it, it makes sense. The point of filing for disability is that the person is unable to perform his or her duties at work due to a qualifying condition. When this happens, disability may be approved to make it possible for the individual to get the needed rest and to have time to heal without the burden of work. Because people with mental health conditions are often unable to perform their duties at work, disability filings may also be approved for them.
Another thing that many people don’t know is who is eligible to initiate an individual’s filing for disability. You may be surprised to learn that you do not need to have your medical doctor file for you when you suffer from debilitating emotional conditions. In the State of California, psychologists may also file for you.
Are you suffering from emotional concerns that make it difficult or impossible for you to perform your duties at work? If so, we may be able to help. For a disability consultation including criteria to be met, please call us at (310) 855-3990 ext 0 or select the “Appointment Request” button and let us know how we may be of help.