Anxiety and Disability Benefits
The disability lawyers at Andalman & Flynn have an intricate understanding of mental illnesses and the availability of disability benefits for qualified applicants. If your anxiety prevents you from working, we can help. Our lawyers’ track records demonstrate their skill and experience proving client disabilities.
To get started with your anxiety disability claim, call us at 301-563-6685 to schedule a confidential consultation.
What Is Anxiety Disorder?
An anxiety disorder is one in which persistent feelings of uneasiness, apprehension, or tension disrupt a person’s routine functioning. It is typically considered an emotional condition.
Anxiety Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis
Anxiety disorder symptoms may include emotional and/or physical symptoms. Emotional symptoms may include:
- Recurring nightmares
- Overwhelming feelings of fear and panic
- Intrusive memories
- Obsessive thoughts that are hard to control
Physical symptoms include:
- Tension in the muscles
- Increased heart rate
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of the most widely recognized anxiety disorders. Extreme cases of anxiety disorders can result in individuals isolating themselves to avoid any potential triggers. Individuals with anxiety disorders may also find it difficult to maintain positive relationships with others.
When an Anxiety Disorder Prevents You from Working
To be approved for disability benefits, you must demonstrate that your symptoms are so severe that you are unable to work. For example, continued panic attacks may make it difficult for you to work around other people and may cause you to miss work altogether. Difficulty concentrating may interfere with your ability to complete tasks necessary to perform your job. Constant flashbacks may prevent you from working in any area that triggers a memory of a bad experience and can also affect your ability to concentrate and focus.
Disability Benefits for Anxiety Disorders
Individuals who suffer from an anxiety disorder who cannot work because of the condition may be eligible for disability benefits, such as:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
- Short or Long-Term Disability
- Federal Disability Retirement (FDR)
- State and Teacher Disability Retirement
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Schedule a Consultation with Maryland Anxiety Disability Lawyers
At Andalman & Flynn, an attorney will work both on initial applications and appeals. We can assist with collecting medical records, reports, and other expert evidence such as vocational evaluations and Independent Medical Evaluations to help you maximize your chances of winning your claims. Each area of disability benefits has a different process, and we can help you through all of them so that you can get the benefits that you deserve!
Living with a disability can be difficult, but getting the payments you’re entitled to doesn’t have to be. Give yourself the best chance of success with disability attorneys you can count on—contact us to schedule your consultation today.