Newark Depression/Bipolar Disorder Attorney

Depression and mood disorders can take over a person's life, including the ability to focus and function in the workplace. Even those close to you may not fully understand the full impact on your life, let alone a far-away claim examiner evaluating your disability application.

At the Newark, New Jersey, law firm of Abromson & Carey, we do understand. We have a good track record with mental illness claims under Social Security Disability, including depression and bipolar disorder. If your claim has been denied or your benefits terminated, contact us for a free consultation.

New Jersey Social Security Benefits Lawyer For Depression

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes mood disorders among its list of qualifying impairments. However, self-reported symptoms or even a doctor's diagnosis of depression may not be enough to win approval for SSI or SSDI claims. Many people struggling with depression are still able to work.

Successful claims for mental disorders hinge on objective medical records and corroborating clinical evidence. That is where attorney Glenn Carey can make a difference. He is well-versed in the SSA's specific criteria for:

  • Clinical depression (major depressive disorder)
  • Bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive disorder)

Attorney Carey works with clients and family members to document the emotional, mental and physical toll of the individual's mental illness. By understanding those self-reported symptoms, he can then follow up with psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians or other professionals to objectively quantify the depression or manic cycles. He knows how to cast personality exams, mental status evaluations, symptomatic behaviors and other clinical evidence in terms that will satisfy the SSA or a hearing judge.

Your Depression Is Real. Do Your Records Show It?

In its own way, major depression can be just as disabling as any physical injury. We take on the tasks of supplementing your medical records and preparing for your hearing or appeal to put you in the strongest position for winning benefits.

Abromson & Carey serves Essex County and Northern New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Newark depression and bipolar disorder lawyer.