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    The stress in your life goes beyond the occasional worry or temporary bout of nervousness. It’s nonstop, and it makes even simple tasks unbearably difficult. That’s the pain that comes from living with severe anxiety.

    In extreme cases, working can be out of the question for you. This creates a vicious cycle: You’re too anxious to work, but not working makes you more anxious as you watch your finances spiral out of control.

    Thankfully, Social Security does recognize anxiety as a disorder that can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits. And with monthly disability benefit checks coming in, you have a chance to steady your budget and your life.

    But anxiety is a disorder that can be tough to prove. It doesn’t show up on an MRI or a CAT scan like so many other health conditions. It may come with physical symptoms, but you must prove that the effects you’re experiencing are so severe that you’re almost completely unable to work.

    Geary Disability Law can guide folks in the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin through this process. Our Social Security Disability lawyers have helped thousands of people just like you.

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    What Anxiety Symptoms Qualify You for Social Security Disability Benefits? 

    Anxiety is one of the most common ailments diagnosed today. More than 40 million Americans have it in one form or another, according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.

    Severe cases can prevent you from working. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can help, but Social Security doesn’t make it easy. In fact, 67% of SSDI claims overall are denied.

    To prove your anxiety is debilitating, the Social Security Administration requires that you show you suffer from symptoms such as:

    • Constantly feeling restless
    • Tiring easily
    • Muscle tension
    • Feeling irritable
    • Sleeping difficulties
    • Panic attacks
    • Invasive thoughts
    • Fear of certain situations

    You must also show that these symptoms prevent you from concentrating on tasks, understanding and remembering information, interacting with others, or managing yourself in different situations.

    Social Security may also look for proof that your condition has existed for longer than two years, that you can show that medical treatment is necessary to manage your anxiety, and that you cannot adapt to new environments or new demands beyond your regular daily routines.

    Geary Disability Law can help you understand your options at no cost to you.

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    What Do You Need to Apply for Social Security Disability Death Benefits?

    Anxiety is sneaky. It can be hard for other people to detect and confirm. So it takes a thoughtful, patient, and caring approach to put all the pieces together to successfully file a Social Security Disability claim.

    To get started, you will need both basic and more in-depth documentation of your work status and health condition. Such records may include:

    • Medical visits
    • Therapy techniques and other supports
    • Prescriptions you take
    • Documentation of your treatment program
    • Reports or written statements from your psychologist or psychiatrist
    • Written statements from friends, family members, or co-workers who can confirm how anxiety impacts your life
    • Your own personal account of how you have struggled with anxiety

    Gathering all this information can be a lot for a healthy person and overwhelming for someone confronting an anxiety disorder. This is where you can benefit from an experienced partner who knows what Social Security is looking for and how to get it to them.

    If you suffer from anxiety and live in the Fox Valley or Northeast Wisconsin, talk to the disability attorney team at Geary Disability Law.

    We know just how to take the thoughtful, patient, caring and thorough approach that you need for your Social Security Disability claim for anxiety.

    So you can get financial relief and get back to living your life in the best way possible.

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    Social Security Disability FAQs

    It’s only natural for you to have many questions when your life has been disrupted by health problems and you need financial assistance. Get started on your path forward with our answers to some of the questions we hear most often:

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