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By Michelle Shvarts
Principal Attorney

Overcoming the complexities of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims in Florida can be especially challenging when it comes to mental health conditions like Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). If you’ve faced a denial for your BPD-related claim, you’re not alone. The knowledgeable attorneys at Disability Advocates Group, a social security disability law firm in Florida, understand the specific challenges associated with BPD claims and the critical importance of timely appeals.

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder Claims

Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by pervasive patterns of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and emotions. It can significantly impact one’s ability to maintain gainful employment, making individuals eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits.

The Denial Challenge

Receiving a denial for an SSDI or SSI claim related to Borderline Personality Disorder can be disheartening. However, it’s essential to recognize that denials are not uncommon, and they don’t necessarily reflect the true nature and impact of your condition. This is where timely appeals play a crucial role.

The Importance of Timely Appeals

  1. Preservation of Rights: Timely filing appeals preserves your right to challenge the denial. Missing the deadline could result in losing your right to appeal, making it challenging to seek the benefits you deserve.
  2. Enhanced Success Rates: Statistics show that appeals have a higher success rate than initial applications. Disability Advocates Group specializes in crafting compelling appeals, presenting a stronger case for individuals with BPD.
  3. Gathering Additional Evidence: Denials often stem from a lack of comprehensive evidence. Disability Advocates Group collaborates with clients to gather additional medical and psychological evidence, strengthening the appeal and providing a more accurate representation of the impact of BPD on daily life.
  4. Navigating Complex Regulations: Social Security regulations can be intricate, especially when it comes to mental health conditions. Disability Advocates Group offers expertise in navigating these complexities, ensuring that your appeal aligns with the specific criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration.
  5. Representation at Hearings: If your appeal advances to a hearing, having legal representation can make a substantial difference. Disability Advocates Group provides experienced attorneys who understand the nuances of BPD claims and can effectively advocate for your case.

Common Challenges in BPD Claims

  1. Stigma and Misunderstanding: BPD is sometimes stigmatized or misunderstood. Disability Advocates Group addresses these challenges head-on, presenting BPD in a context that aligns with Social Security regulations.
  2. Inconsistent Medical Records: Consistency in medical records is crucial. Disability Advocates Group assists clients in ensuring that medical documentation reflects the ongoing nature and severity of BPD symptoms.
  3. Employability Assessments: The ability to maintain gainful employment is a key consideration. Disability Advocates Group works with vocational experts to provide a comprehensive assessment of employability in the context of BPD.

If you’ve faced a denial for your SSDI or SSI claim related to Borderline Personality Disorder, timely appeals are your pathway to justice. The SSDI and SSI lawyers at Disability Advocates Group stand as your allies in this process.  Whether you live in Coral Springs or Melbourne Beach, the Florida attorneys at Disability Advocates Group offer both the legal expertise and experience in Social Security Disability cases as well as an understanding of the unique challenges posed by Borderline Personality Disorder.  Contact Disability Advocates Group today to initiate a timely appeal and move closer to the benefits you rightfully deserve.

About the Author
Ms. Shvarts and the rest of the team at Disability Advocates Group are dedicated to assisting individuals in Florida obtain Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.