Anxiety Disability" />Anxiety-related disorder is a health issue common among American adults. Recent statistics reveal that 18% of the American adult population suffers an anxiety-related issue every year. However, the severity of these conditions varies in people who suffer from them. Most people possibly manage their condition with therapy and medication, while others can’t.
Some anxiety-related disorder can be so severe that it denies the normal functioning of a person’s daily activities. And individuals who suffer from such anxiety-related disorder severity are at the risk of losing their jobs, leading to unemployment and a financial catastrophe.
However, Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI offers everyone experiencing any anxiety disability a financial lifeline.
Anxiety-related disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, and generalized anxiety can qualify for disability benefits if severe and adequately documented. Any person diagnosed with any of these disorders, which is so intense, doesn’t permit you to leave home, concentrate, function socially, or even perform your usual daily routines, then you may get disability benefits.
- How To Get Disability Benefits for Anxiety
It’s crucial to note that not all anxiety cases are severe enough to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Only persons who suffer extreme anxiety conditions that negatively affect their lives will get consideration for these benefits. For instance, someone with a mild anxiety case who can still get dressed and visits the grocery store or shopping mall won’t be eligible for benefits.
More so, one other requirement Social Security requires to qualify for benefits is that the disability should have spanned over a long time. And this is interpreted as the inability to work resulting from the anxiety disability must have lasted at least 12 months before the application time.
However, the Social Security Administration has provided a guideline regarding anxiety severity that qualifies victims for benefits. These guidelines are available on the SSA’s impairment listings, covering every disability and symptoms they must exhibit before being considered disabled and worthy of benefits.
- Disability Caused by Anxiety Disorder
Let’s take an in-depth into how the SSA evaluates anxiety disorders’ severity. Before the SSA goes ahead to pay benefits, they require these disorders to be much severe that it makes victims unable to perform any job. However, your anxiety disorder must cause limitations in the following areas, and they are;
- Remembering and understanding instructions
- Learn new things,
- Appropriately interacting with others,
- Persisting and concentrating on completing tasks, and
- Managing one’s self.
On the other hand, you may qualify without these symptoms as mentioned above if you’ve improved your anxiety condition with medication or psychological support, and you could experience setbacks if you go back to work. And if you must qualify under this alternative, your anxiety treatment must be properly, medically documented and must have lasted two years. More so, your capacity to adjust to changes in environments must be minimal or increased mental demands.
Do You Want Your Anxiety Disability Case Professionally Handled?
Are you disabled due to an anxiety disorder that stops you from working and performing other vital daily activities? With National Disability Benefit, your chances to win Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits are increased. Social Disability benefits regarding anxiety disorder mostly prove challenging to win, resulting from its subjective nature diagnosis. However, working hand-in-hand with one of our professional and experienced attorneys alongside medical professionals to collate and present the right documents to support your disability claim will see your case presented with a higher winning possibility. Reach us today at Contact@National-Disability-Benefits.org.