Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?

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Does anyone know if we're eligible for disability with bipolar disorder? Both my manic and depressive episodes make it hard for me to hold down a regular job so I'm wondering if it's an option.

Has anyone gone through the process?

Beginning of the discussion - 2/20/22

Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?


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Yes, you do qualify. It's hard to get. You may have to try a few times but yes. I tried for the first time in 2020. I didn' t get it so I'm trying all over again. I heard it helps when you take an antipsychotic medication. Which I am.

Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?

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Hi @Sugga§ and @XGraceX, thank you for opening and sharing your experience with us! Let me tag some other members who can possibly also share with you.

Hi everyone, how are you doing? Have you been through the process of applying for disability with your bipolar disorder? If so, what was the process like? How long did it take? Do you have any tips or advice on the process?

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Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?


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Yes we are cuz I'm on disability

Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?


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@Ownthegoddess how long and how many time did you have to try for it?

Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?


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I’m back on disability. I tried to work earned too much and was taken off. I had an unsuccessful attempt at keeping a job due to bipolar. I applied again (started all over) in August. Received the letter that I was approved today and will get my first check in May.

First try both times!

Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?


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yes ma’am. I’m in Arkansas and I’ve been on it over 10 years. My diagnosis is PTSD, bipolar, manic depressive.

Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?


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I got a disability lawyer before I applied so he did the work. I was denied twice by mail then he applied again and I had to go to their court. My law firm sent a lawyer to go with me. He asked questions of me the court didn’t ask. After trial, he told me it would be 60-90 days for a decision. I got my approval letter in 6 days. Having the lawyer first really helped I think.

Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?


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I had a law firm help me do it the first time. I was denied. So I'm trying to find another lawyer to hpelp me. I don't know what they are looking for. I look normal to them.

At the last time I dyid it8 I wasn't in depression or manic so the psychiatrist they sent me to said I acted normal.

So I have no idea how to get it.

Are we eligible for disability benefits with bipolar disorder?


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Yes I went through it in 2016 when I had my nerves breakdown you get turn down at first but get a lawyer who doesn't get paid until you win your case you will get paid from the time you file your case good luck and be patient you'll get paid in the end and from that day forward hope this helped

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