Anxiety disorders and SSDI Benefits

Various types of anxiety disorders can be the basis for a Social Security Disability claim. Post traumatic stress disorder, which is characterized by recurrent and intrusive recollections of a traumatic experience, is a common form of anxiety for purposes of Social Security Disability entitlement. Other forms of anxiety may include types of panic disorders such as recurrent obsessions or compulsions, an unpredictable onset of intense apprehension, fear, terror, or a sense of impending doom, and even a complete inability to function outside of one's home. Documenting disability can be difficult in such cases because anxious individuals often have significant fears about attending doctors' visits, which can result in an inability to meet the Social Security Administration's evidentiary requirements.

All Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income determinations are based on medical documentation. It is important that your condition and treatment is thoroughly documented in the form of medical records, clinical evaluations, and narrative reports from your treating physicians. If you do not treat with a doctor, or your doctor is not supportive, your lawyer will not be able to prove your case, regardless of how sick you truly are. Our goal is that you, your doctors and our attorneys can form the winning team to ensure that your pursuit for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits is successful.

At West Coast Disability Legal Center, our experienced attorneys guide people through each step of the Social Security Disability claims process. We can file your initial claim, appeal your claim to the reconsideration level if you are denied, request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, or appeal your case to the Appeals Council. To talk with us about your case, please call us at (800) 459-3017 to schedule a free consultation. You can also contact us online and one of our attorneys will get in touch with you. There is never a fee for our services unless we win your case.