A large proportion of disability cases we see at MK Disability Lawyers is due to mental illness. We have helped clients suffering from a range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, addictions, and many others.
Unfortunately, many disability claims resulting from mental illness are denied by insurance companies. There are many reasons for this. Mental illness is an “invisible” disability and it is not always obvious when someone is suffering from mental illness. Compounding this problem is that there continues to be a stigma associated with mental illness, which further causes people to hide the illness from family, friends, co-workers, and sometimes even health care practitioners.
In this blog article, I am going to explore the main reasons why mental health disability claims get denied and how you can help your case.