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I am disabled by mental illness. Can mental illness serve as the basis for a Social Security disability claim?

Psychiatric illnesses account for approximately 25% to 30% of all Social Security disability filings. If the severity of your psychiatric illnesses of such that you can't do simple routine repetitive tasks or maintain focus for more than 50 minutes out of every hour, you very well may be entitled to SSDI or SSI benefits of the psychiatric claim.