Disability, does depression qualify?

In order for a person with diagnosed depression how must one file for disability?
Answers:    It depends on how bad the depression is or has been. Are you seeing a therapist or psychiatrist? Have you ever tried to commit suicide? Can you not keep a job due to the depression?? You will have to have a doctor backing you on this for you to be able to get disability on depression.
Your doctor must be willing to indicate you are unable to work due to your depression. Once that has been established call disability and they will guide you.
in someways yes emotionally
working for a living
earning your own $ is a good cure for depression
No. Then everyone in the world would be on it.

Depression is treatable.
you need a note from your doctor. usually their office can provide you with the proper paperwork, and start the process for you.
of course, you must meet certain criteria and that depends on where you live. but your doctor will be aware of that, so don't hesitate to ask.
Go to your social security office and file. Also, you can fill out an application on the social security web site. I don't have the web address. Do a google or yahoo search for social security office. You can get the web address that way.
First you have to be diagnosed by a licensed psychiatrist and they have to help you fill out the proper form. They can also tell you whether or not they think you will qualify. I understand it's very hard to make the qualifications these days. Most of the time people who claim for this have to go through the process 3 times or more.
Here is an interview with an Attorney who specializes in this.
The second link is a google search with lots more info
WITH YOUR BLOOD. GO AHEAD AND FILE, YOU'LL MOST LIKELY BE TURNED DOWN, GET A LAWYER, YOU GET IT. YOU MUST HAVE SEVERE DEPRESSION, EVERYONE GETS DEPRESSED, YA KNOW, BUT SOME PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TAKE A BATH, CAN'T EVEN GET TO THE BATH TUB THEIR SO DEPRESSED. ARE YOU IN THAT BOAT.
You should go see a doctor. Is you goal to qualify for disability or to help your depression? I'm not sure of the question. If you want to not be depressed, you likely need a prescription for an anti-depressant. Then you will feel just like the rest of us. Depression is an imbalance in the chemicals in your brain. The medication puts back what is low.

I'm not sure depression qualifies for disability. I would hope that people that are on disability are truly disabled. I don't believe you are with depression.
I have been diagnose with bipolar & I have been fighting to get my diasbility for 2 years now. It is a tough process but the first thing you need to do is gone down to your social security office & tell them you want to file for disability they will give you the paper work to fill out & send back in don't be suprised if you are turned down the fist few times with depression case you will more than likely need to get a lawyer to help you get the disability. Good Luck to you
If you can get a statement from your doctor that says you are permanently unable to work because of depression, you can probably get disability.

I work in mental health medical records and I helped a lot of people apply for disability. It seems to be getting harder to get than it used to be, though.
Honey, even if you have a "visable" disablity the govt. does everything it can to NOT give you the benefits you need.Do you really think they will give it for DEPRESSION! no way!
It's a lonnnnggg drawn out process. And in the end you will be DENIED! During that time since u claim u can't work you will lose EVERYTHING! then...if u didn't lose everything the govt. will want to know if u can't work then HOW did u survive during the application process!
**I don't care if u "thumbs down" my answer I'M RIGHT. By the time WE r eligible for SSI benefits there will be NOTHING left! they r not giving out "sad money". Our veterens r returning home soon, THEY r the ones who deserve every penny after facing what they faced over there! If "sad Sue" is in line she's taking up somebody's space! Let me put it this way: When your mate is killed in war u receive a good sum of money..survivor's benefit i think they call it...can a widow apply for "depression benefits??!" I DON'T THINK SO . She has to take that last bit that the govt. "feels" is enough for her husbands service. That's it -period-end of story! No depression benefit! So step to the END OF THE LINE SISTER! then tell me about your depression! And yes there are people w/o limbs , they see u and SSI makes u prove why u need benefits!!
You have to get a doctor to fill in areport about your medical condition and you take the forms to Centrelink and they will probably refer you to a psychologist of their own.They make a report to Centrelink andit may be that they will refer you to services that can help you with other job services for people with severe depression.In the same boat as you.Its actually quite hard to get onto disability pension especially in Australia.
Anything that prevents or hinders you from working can be classified as a disability. A physician's certification is needed, and there are various legal hurdles that have to be negotiated.
The most important part is to be medically diagnosed by a doctor. The doctor must submit his/her portion showing medical neccesity as to why you cannot work in order to actually receive disability.

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