BLUE BOOK FOR DEPRESSION

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS 

Depression is a chronic illness that affects more than 16 million people in the U.S. Some estimates say that as many as 

one in six people suffer from depression. But because depression impacts people differently some people who have depression 

can still work and go about their normal lives while others can’t. Anyone with depression who expects that they won’t be able to 

work for at least a year because of their depression should file a claim for Social Security disability benefits. 

 



Disability benefits provide money that can be used for basic living expenses while a person can’t work because of depression. 

Social Security Disability Benefits For Depression. When you file a claim for Social Security disability benefits you will have to provide 

medical documentation showing that your condition is listed in the Social Security Administration’s "Blue Book" 

and that your condition meets all of the Blue Book requirements. 

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