Steady Support in Stressful Times
Even if your life feels consumed by anxiety right now, there are ways to find hope. Financial support from Social Security Disability benefits can help you reach a steadier, calmer place.
The benefits come with monthly checks and Medicare or Medicaid health care coverage.
Getting the benefits, though, may require just the right touch from a Social Security Disability lawyer who’s sensitive to your mental health needs.
Mental illness and mental health disorders are covered by Social Security Disability. In fact, the Social Security Administration’s listing of qualifying impairments includes 15 types of mental disorders. Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders are among them.
But getting disability benefits always means proving that you can’t work because of your health conditions, and it takes special care to document a condition other people can’t physically see, like anxiety.
At The Robertson Wendt Disability — Finkel Law Firm LLC, we know what to do.
Robertson Wendt is one of the most experienced disability attorneys in South Carolina. He’s one of only a few who have board certification in disability law.
In Charleston, Columbia or anywhere in South Carolina, we’ll listen to what you’re going through and fight for your disability claim with the dignity and respect you deserve.
Anxiety Symptoms You Need to Show Social Security
To win disability benefits with an anxiety disorder, Social Security says you must provide medical evidence of symptoms like these:
- Concentration problems
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbance
Social Security will also consider awarding disability benefits for panic disorders or agoraphobia, including panic attacks and unusual levels of fear about two different situations, examples including going outside, being in crowds or using public transportation.
And Social Security says obsessive-compulsive disorders qualify for benefits if involuntary, unwelcome thoughts consume much of your time, and you engage in repetitive behaviors to alleviate the stress.
The disability lawyers at the Wendt law firm can look at your particular case of anxiety—at no cost to you—and let you know your options for applying for Social Security Disability benefits.