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Does my anxiety disorder qualify for social security disability?

On Behalf of | Nov 12, 2018 | Firm News

The mind-body connection can create a revolving cycle of good and positive benefits throughout, or negative and harmful triggers and manifestations. These two extremes depend largely on your state-of-mind. Your thoughts of anxiety or faith can either flood your body with stress hormones (cortisol), or calm, love-filled hormones (oxytocin).

If you suffer from any type of diagnosed anxiety disorders, you may qualify for social security disability benefits. Mental health disability may seriously hinder your quality of life and affect your ability to manage your daily responsibilities. If you are finding it hard to work, function at work or maintain a job due to your anxiety disorder, please consider applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Qualifying criteria of anxiety disorders

Before you apply for SSDI due to an anxiety disorder, be sure to have your medical history well-documented. Approval for benefits may depend heavily on the documents you provide. Treatment history is critical to include from your primary physician and the mental health professional you’ve been working with. You will want to show that you have a long-history of documented anxiety problems that continually arise, negatively affecting your life.

Some of the qualifying criteria for anxiety disorders include:

  • Repeated panic attacks
  • Repeated obsessive behavior causing high amounts of distress
  • Repeated irrational avoidance of situations or activities
  • Repeated traumatic flashbacks causing severe anguish

Compassionate help is available

There is compassionate help available for individuals struggling with chronic anxiety. If you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, then protect your case from getting denied through professional legal advocacy. Your quality of life does not have to suffer from unnecessary application rejection or getting less than what you deserve in any way.

Knowing your rights and protecting them are equally important as you pursue your options through Social Security benefits. Anxiety disorders can have a crippling effect on your ability to earn a sustained amount of income and maintain quality relationships throughout your life. SSDI benefits may help offset the negative repercussions experienced through your mental disorder.

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