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Mental Disability Attorneys in Salt Lake City, Utah


If you have a mental disability and need Social Security benefits, the SLC attorneys at Cannon Disability Law can help you. Mental disabilities that keep you from working may qualify you for disability benefits. Perhaps you lost your job because you had a mental breakdown at work. Likewise, you may have lost your job because you were too depressed to go to work. You may have been struggling with your mental symptoms for years.

If this sounds familiar, are you seeing a counselor or psychiatrist? Have you been in the hospital due to mental impairments? Are you on mental health medications?  If you have mental impairments that stop you from interacting with others or keeping a schedule? If so, you might qualify for disability benefits. 

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Many people have mental impairments and physical impairments that qualify them for monthly disability payments.  However, benefits are only available for those who get treatment. If you have mental illness, seek treatment from a counselor. If you have insurance, you can also hire a psychologist or psychiatrist. Even if you don’t have enough money to get treatment, there is a solution. Free and low cost healthcare clinics can be found on our website. Call the clinics in your area and ask if they will treat you for free or give you a low cost plan. You must have evidence to win your case and medical records are evidence.

Depression or Anxiety due to pain from a physical illness, may prevent you from working. As such, all of your impairments should be part of the disability analysis. Contact our office and we can tell you whether your mental impairments qualify you for disability benefits.  We can help you file your application with the Social Security Administration at You cannot get benefits unless you apply. Therefore, every day you wait to apply for benefits is a day you are losing money that belongs to you.


The SSA publishes the Listing of Impairments, which outlines qualifying mental health disabilities.  The SSA uses the symptoms on the list to determine if you have a disability. For example, if you suffer from Depression, the SSA will compare your symptoms to the symptoms on the list.  Depression includes symptoms such as sleep trouble, lack of appetite, concentration problems, and crying spells. You could also have other symptoms such as memory loss, weight gain, and an inability to get along with other people. Your treating provider should document all of your mental symptoms in their records. You can find a complete list of qualifying mental disorders at

Disability benefits are available for many different mental health disorders, including, but not limited to:

  •  Depression/Bipolar Disorder
  • Autism/Aspergers
  • Anxiety Disorder/Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Organic Brain Dysfunction/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Impaired IQ/Learning Disorders/Intellectual Disability
  • Memory Problems/Cognitive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bulimia/Anorexia     


Finally, to win disability benefits you need treatment for your mental illness.  Free mental health treatment is available in Utah and Nevada.The medical records from your treating provider is your most important evidence. Our paralegals and attorneys, based in SLC, have experience collecting mental disability records to obtain your benefits. We collect records from Utah, Nevada, California, Idaho, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and other states every day. If you give us the name, address, and phone number of your doctor, we can collect your records. You are also entitled to a copy of your records. So, request them from your provider.

For instance, the SSA will look at the progress notes from your counselor. Or, they will read a supportive letter from your psychiatrist.  They will also request records from a hospital admission or mental facility. The best thing you can do to help your case is collect all of your mental health records and submit them to the SSA. If you hire our Salt Lake City Social Security Disability attorney, we can help you do this. If we ask for your help in obtaining records, please help us, because we often need you to go directly to your doctor. We will also present your case to the SSA using the mental disability listing. Contact Cannon Disability Law now and join us on the road to successfully winning your benefits.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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