Does Anxiety Qualify for Social Security Disability in Ohio?

A Disability Lawyer Can Look at Your Situation at No Upfront Cost to You

While severe anxiety can come with physical symptoms, the real hurt is in your ability to confront your day. You may find it impossible to perform daily tasks—caring for your family, managing your health, or even holding down a job.

When you can’t work, anxiety has derailed your life.

Social Security Disability benefits can be a safety valve to relieve some pressure, help with your living expenses, and improve your outlook.

Getting those disability benefits, however, is not easy. You have to prove your condition keeps you from earning a steady income. And that becomes more difficult because anxiety, like so many mental illnesses, hides in plain sight.

This is when you could really use a helping hand. The disability lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal are here to guide you to the disability benefits that can improve your life.

We work every day for everyday people facing hard times.

Our Social Security Disability attorneys have helped thousands of people in Ohio for over 40 years win disability benefits, including for mental conditions such as anxiety.

In the end, we want you to gain financial relief and a break from stress in your life so you’ll look back and say, “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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    What Anxiety Symptoms Does Social Security Look for in a Disability Claim?

    Because anxiety doesn’t always have physical signs of distress, proving your case is debilitating enough under the government’s rules can leave you unsure whether you really can get benefits.

    You may have heard that most people who apply for Social Security Disability get denied for benefits, at least at first.

    But don’t be discouraged. You can do this.

    Mental conditions are common impairments for people who receive disability benefits. In fact, the American Psychiatry Association has found that 30 percent of all people experience some form of anxiety disorder in their lives.

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes this and has a list of symptoms for anxiety that can make you eligible for disability benefits. They look for symptoms such as:

    • Restlessness
    • Easily fatigued
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Irritability
    • Muscle tension
    • Sleep disturbance

    Social Security looks for limitations in categories including:

    • Understanding, remembering, or applying information
    • Interacting with others
    • Concentrating, persisting in tasks, or maintaining pace
    • Adapting to changes or managing your everyday needs


    They will also consider whether or not:

      • You are receiving highly structured medical treatment that diminishes your symptoms.

    • And you show minimal capacity to adapt to changes in your surroundings or demands beyond your normal daily life.

    These symptoms can make working life impossible. Social Security benefits can provide financial relief and help you regain some comfort and independence.

    Let HNB evaluate your case and your options today. It costs you nothing to have an introductory conversation with our disability lawyers. And you pay no fee for a Social Security Disability lawyer until you win benefits.

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    How Do I Prove My Anxiety Qualifies Me for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, proving that you qualify for disability benefits can be a unique challenge, because it isn’t always a condition that other people can easily spot or even understand.

    It rarely shows up on visual medical exams, such as CT scans, MRIs or ultrasounds.

    But you still have to prove your anxiety is debilitating to a degree that keeps you from earning a living.

    To do so, you’ll need extensive notes from all your caregivers—psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and others—to back up your diagnosis from your medical doctor.

    Strong types of evidence for a disability claim for anxiety include:

    • Your medical records
    • Written statements from your mental health providers confirming your diagnosis
    • Written statements from friends, family, or co-workers confirming that your condition makes you unable to function normally
    • Your detailed, personal account of the challenges you have faced due to anxiety
    • Proof you are undertaking long-term, sustained treatment for anxiety, including medication and therapy

    Gathering all this information on top of managing your anxiety can be daunting.

    This is where an experienced disability attorney can carry some of that weight for you and get you closer to a more secure, better life.

    If you’re in Ohio, HNB can help with your initial claim for disability benefits or appeal a denial from Social Security, giving you the best possible chance of gaining the financial assistance you deserve.

    At HNB Law, we will listen to you. We understand the complexity anxiety brings to filing a disability claim.

    We will make sure you don’t have to do this alone.

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