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Can You Claim Disability for Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are one of the most claimed disabilities in the country today. For those who suffer from anxiety, it can be incredibly difficult to hold down a full-time job and earn a living. If you are one of the many Americans currently suffering from an anxiety disorder, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

If you believe you may qualify for benefits, contact our professional SSD lawyer in Tulsa to get started with a free consultation. And, if you have already applied and been denied, don’t get frustrated, we can help you build a case to prove you deserve benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

How To Get Disability Benefits Approved for Anxiety

In order to be approved for Social Security Disability benefits, you need to be able to prove that your anxiety disorder is completely disabling. This is a tough task as these disorders are subjective and cannot be decisively documented with medical records and imaging tests.

Your condition must impair you to the extent that you cannot perform substantial gainful activity. You must meet the medical criteria listed in the SSA’s Listing of Impairments for Medical Disorders, which include such conditions as Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and more.

It’s important to work with a law firm of professional disability lawyers in Tulsa with years of experience in handling the social security claims process. The process is long and extremely detail-oriented, and it’s best to have experienced professionals on your side who understand what it takes to get approved.

If you’re searching for Social Security Disability lawyers in Sand Springs or the surrounding areas, contact Barnard Law Firm right away. Our legal services in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area are top-notch, and we will fight hard to get you the benefits you need to live a more fulfilling life


What Evidence Will You Need To Support Your Claim

When dealing with the SSA, it is important to provide as much evidence in your disability application as possible. We cannot overstate the seriousness of a fully documented disability claim. With your application, you should include:

  • Mental health records and case files
  • Any physical health records
  • Written statements from your mental health professional confirming your diagnosis
  • Proof of ongoing, long-term treatment, including counseling, medications, etc.
  • Proof of how your disorder affects your daily life
  • Written statements from your family, friends, coworkers, explaining how you are affected

The decision-makers at the Social Security Administration office will consider every piece of evidence submitted to them when making their decision. It is best to provide more than enough information that backs up your claim so it is an easy decision to make.

Contact Barnard Law Firm Today

As an expert Social Security Disability attorney, Nathan Barnard can help you submit the strongest possible disability claim. If you have already been denied, we can work with you to correct your application and file an appeal to have your claim approved.

We have helped hundreds of clients get the benefits they need. Get the advocate you deserve; call Barnard Law Firm today for your free case evaluation.

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Nathan Barnard is a sole practitioner in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mr. Barnard's practice focuses on Social Security disability insurance claims.