Is Bipolar a Disability that Qualifies for Benefits in Wisconsin?

Social Security Disability Can Steady You in an Uncertain Time

Stable finances can provide the base you need to deal with the highs and lows of bipolar disorder.

Social Security Disability benefits are a great resource to find that calm middle ground.

When sharp mood changes upend your daily life, working becomes impossible. Before you know it, your bills are growing and your savings disappearing.

Disability benefits can stop that financial slide and let you focus on getting better and getting to a brighter future.

But proving that your mental health is keeping you from a good-paying job can be difficult. Social Security doesn’t make it easy, denying most claims for almost every health problem.

This doesn’t mean you don’t deserve benefits for bipolar disorder. It means you could use a hand, and that’s where having an experienced disability lawyer supporting you makes all the difference.

At the Becker Law Office and Hawks Quindel, we know disability law and apply our knowledge for you.

If you’re thinking of applying for Social Security Disability benefits, or you have already been denied in Madison, Wausau, or anywhere in Wisconsin, contact our team today.


How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits with Bipolar Disorder

Your bipolar disorder ping-pongs your life from intense joy to deep sadness. It’s overwhelming. But Social Security won’t just take your word for it.

They want proof. You have to show your condition has kept you from steady work for at least a year, or that it certainly will.

To do this, you will need to show you have debilitating symptoms: anxiety, depression, agitation and more.

First, under Social Security rules, you have to show you have at least five of the following conditions:

  • Feeling depressed
  • Not interested in most daily activities
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Fluctuations in your eating habits
  • Low energy levels
  • Trouble syncing your mind with your body
  • Feeling guilty or worthless
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

And at least three of these:

  • Speaking too fast
  • Constant streams of thought or ideas
  • Constant wakefulness
  • Easily distracted
  • Ignoring the consequences of activities with high risk of harm
  • Overly focused on goals or trouble getting your body to do what your mind wants

Then you must show you have experienced these for at least two years:

  • Severe limitations in managing daily routines, interacting with others, concentrating or understanding and using information
  • Confirmation that you have sought medical treatment and continue struggling to adapt well to changes in your life

So many factors make it hard to explain how your bipolar disorder keeps you from working. A good disability lawyer knows how to present your case to Social Security in ways that will benefit you.

And better yet, an experienced disability lawyer knows how to listen to you with compassion and keep your best interests at heart.

At Becker Law and Hawks Quindel, we don’t charge you for your initial consultation.

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How Can I Prove I Qualify for Social Security Disability with Bipolar Disorder?

Since you can’t just tell Social Security you have bipolar disorder and can’t work, you have to lay out your experience in documentation.

Your medical records will be the keystone to your claim. Sharing doctor visits, treatment regimens, reports from your psychiatrist or psychotherapist, and any prescriptions you take to manage your bipolar disorder will be critical to your success dealing with Social Security.

You don’t have to compile all this information on your own. We know you need the headspace to manage your condition, so our practiced lawyers can do the work for you.

Having Becker Law and Hawks Quindel caring for your well-being can give you peace of mind to concentrate on what’s most important: living a happier, healthier life.

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