Can I Receive Disability Benefits for an Anxiety Disorder?

Published on: December 8, 2015

disability benefits for anxietyIf you or a loved one has an anxiety disorder and you are wondering whether or not you qualify for disability benefits, call the Disability Experts of Florida. It is possible to receive disability benefits for an anxiety disorder, and we can help you determine whether or not you are eligible. If you are eligible, we can even help you with the process of filing your claim with the SSA (Social Security Administration).

Condition is Well Documented

To be eligible for disability benefits for an anxiety disorder, your condition must be well documented by your doctor and you must have a diagnosis accepted by the SSA. Some examples of accepted conditions include generalized persistent anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. You’ll need to provide valid documentation of your condition to the SSA to be considered for disability benefits for an anxiety disorder.

Condition is Severely Debilitating

In addition to providing evidence of your anxiety disorder, the SSA will also require that your anxiety disorder be severely debilitating for you to be eligible for disability benefits. This means that your condition must severely impair your ability to do things like work, participate in daily activities, concentrate, and maintain a social functioning and/or other requirements. These symptoms must also be chronic in order to be eligible for disability benefits for anxiety disorder. They must have been present for at least 12 months, or be expected to persist for at least 12 months. The SSA will review your medical history, determine your ability to work and function in other ways, and consider the opinions of your doctors, friends, and family. Disability Experts of Florida can discuss these requirements with you in detail and discuss the SSA review process with you so you’ll know what to expect from the SSA review.

Call Disability Experts of Florida

For more information on disability benefits for anxiety disorders or any other condition you may have questions about, contact our friendly disability experts. Our experienced, knowledgeable staff can help you determine your eligibility and help you through the process of filing a claim. We know that this process can be confusing. That’s why we’re here for you any time you need to talk. Let us help you file for your disability benefits today and we’ll do everything we can to get you the disability benefits you need and deserve.


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