Social Security Mental Disability

Disability Benefits and Mental Illnesses

The already complex process of applying for Social Security disability benefits (SSD or SSI) is even worse for people with mental illness. Without compassionate advocacy, people with mental illnesses may never be able to get access to SSD or SSI — the government’s two main benefits programs for people with disabilities who are unable to work.


At the law firm of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we focus our law practice almost exclusively on helping disabled people get the government benefits they deserve. We provide knowledgeable and compassionate legal assistance to people with all kinds of disabilities, and we have special experience helping people with mental illness complete applications and appeals for Social Security disability insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law
Offices in Parkersburg, Charleston, Logan, Huntington and Beckley, West Virginia – and Charlotte, NC.
1.877.526.3457 | E-Mail

Special Assistance With SSD and SSI Applications Based on Mental Illness

At Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, Mental disability lawyers recognize that people with mental illness may need special help with their SSD or SSI applications. We have decades of proven experience representing people with mental illnesses in the SSD and SSI application and appeals process.


  • We know how to use medical records and independent medical examinations to prove that a person’s mental illness makes him or her unable to work.
  • We know how to build a strong case to prove that people with a wide range of mental illnesses are eligible for SSD or SSI.


Over more than a decade of practice, we have successfully helped clients with a wide range of mental illnesses successfully obtain their SSD and SSI benefits. Contact our office for a free initial consultation if you or a loved one suffers from any of the following and is unable to work:


  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Intermittent explosive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Legal Services Structured for Convenience to Our Clients With Mental Illness

One of the many benefits of choosing the law firm of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, to handle an SSD or SSI case on behalf of a person with a disabling mental illness is that our attorneys have extensive first-hand experience working with clients who have similar conditions. We understand the ways in which mental illnesses can be caused or worsened by physical disabilities.


We recognize that many of our mentally ill clients are unable to make appointments outside of their homes. For that reason, we conduct as many interviews as possible over the telephone, and we use the U.S. mail or the Internet to send required documents back and forth.

No Mental disability lawyers’ Fees Unless We Win Your Case

The law firm of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, puts up a strong fight on behalf of every client who seeks SSD or SSI benefits. Our well-known motto is that “we don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.”


No matter how much work we put into a client’s case, however, we never require attorneys’ fees to be paid up front. Instead, our lawyers’ fees are assessed as a percentage of any eventual award of disability benefits. If your case is unsuccessful, we do not collect any fees — no matter how much time and effort we spend on your case. Read more about attorneys’ fees at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law “mental illness attorney”.


Contact us today for lawyers for the mentally disabled. Get  knowledgeable advice about an SSD or SSI claim on behalf of a person disabled by mental illness

We Won't Take “NO” for an Answer®

To Schedule an Appointment, Call Us Toll Free at 1.877.873.8208 or Email Us for a Prompt Response.

Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law

Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law