Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Anxiety
Posted on behalf of Phillips Disability, P.C. on Jun 11, 2015 in Qualifying Conditions
Do you suffer from severe anxiety that effects your ability to work and go about your day-to-day activities? If your condition prevents you from providing for yourself, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
If you or someone you love has been denied benefits that you rightfully deserve, our experienced team of attorneys can help get you the help you deserve. Call today 1-800-503-2000 today for a free review of your case.
Benefits for Mental Disabilities
Most people associate SSD with physical disabilities, like those caused by injuries or certain types of illnesses, but the Social Security Administration also recognizes that some mental disabilities can be just as debilitating.
Anxiety is the most common emotional disorder and is one mental disability that the Administration acknowledges can be very crippling for some.
The condition strikes people in different ways and is marked by a persistent and pervasive fear that can cause a number of uncomfortable and terrifying physical reactions like sweating, shaking and nausea. In more severe cases, it can greatly interfere in a persons life.
For those who need additional support because of the debilitating qualities of this condition, the SSA can help, but you first have to prove the extent of your anxiety.
If you are planning to apply for SSD, you'll want to make sure to visit your doctor and have your anxiety well documented with proof of intense, consistent panic attacks or strong, long-lasting fear of a particular object or memory.
Though you do not have to show signs of them all, the symptoms that they will check for include:
- Generalized anxiety
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
As with all disability applications, the SSA is looking to make sure that your condition interferes with your life in a way that prevents you from being able to work and support yourself.
If you suffer from a condition that prevents you from working and have been denied SSD benefits, our attorneys can help.
Our experienced Social Security disability lawyers will work closely with you to build your case and get you the financial support that you need.