Social Security Disability was designed to help people who are unable to work because of an injury, illness, or disability. There are many diagnoses that are legitimate reasons for a person to need Social Security Disability, including anxiety. Some of these disabilities may be harder to prove than others, and some people are denied benefits that they believe they are entitled to receive. If you have anxiety and are trying to receive Social Security Disability, there are a few things you can do to help get your claim approved. We can help you along the way.
Have Your Doctor Write A Letter
A doctor needs to diagnose you with an illness or disability before you can be approved for the benefits, but sometimes a more in-depth note or diagnosis can be even better. Ask your doctor if he will explain your anxiety disorder more and point out the reasons it should qualify you for Social Security Disability. This may help get your claim approved much faster.
Show How Your Anxiety Has Prevented You From Working
In order to qualify for Social Security Disability, you must be able to show that your disability prevents you from working or making a substantial amount of income. Remember SSA has a very strict definition of disability. Under SSA’s definition you must be incapable of doing any job.
Demonstrate That Your Anxiety Meets The Criteria Of A Disability
It can be hard to prove that your anxiety is severe enough to be considered a disability. Anxiety is only a legitimate reason to receive benefits if it is bad and prevents a person from making money and living a normal life. You may want to keep a record of any problems your anxiety has caused you at work or with your daily life.
Anxiety is a frustrating and serious problem for many people. Not everyone who suffers from anxiety received Social Security Disability, but if you feel that your anxiety is severe and has prevented you from working or earning an income, it may be a reason to apply for Social Security Disability. If you need help with your claim or, have been turned down or denied benefits on several occasions, it may be time to contact an attorney. We are happy to assist you in getting the benefits you need and deserve. Give us a call and let us get the ball rolling on your claim.