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Could You Use a Financial Break?

Life is stressful. Work. Money. Health. Family obligations. Responsibilities. All the pressures of our world today.

Stress can trigger anxiety, but there are different levels of anxiety.

Temporary anxiety during a stressful moment isn’t the same as serious, debilitating anxiety that interferes with your ability to perform basic, everyday tasks.

When symptoms of an anxiety disorder prevent you from working, you’ll lose income and medical insurance. Bills start piling up. Basic necessities like groceries, prescriptions, and health care soon become unaffordable. This is the last thing you need right now.

A monthly Social Security Disability (SSD) check, along with the Medicare or Medicaid coverage that comes with benefits, can help you regain financial stability so you can focus on getting treatment and feeling better.

But it can be hard to get disability benefits. You’re the only one who experiences your anxiety, knows how it feels and understands how it changes your life.

Talking to a disability attorney can help set your mind at ease. Baynetta M. Jordan, P.C., Attorney at Law and her team in West Texas can help you determine whether you can qualify for benefits for your anxiety disorder.

When you apply for Social Security Disability, they can help you complete the forms and gather the medical evidence you’ll need for the strongest possible claim.

In Lubbock, Plainview, Levelland and Midland-Odessa, we’re here so that “Nobody Pushes West Texans Around™.”

Does Social Security Consider Anxiety a Qualifying Disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) guidelines for impairments that qualify for disability benefits contain a whole section on anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Qualifying for these benefits is a two-step process.

Step 1. Meeting the Basic Qualifications for Social Security Disability Benefits

To qualify for disability benefits regardless of your physical or mental condition, you must first prove you have an impairment or combination of impairments that:

  • prevent you from performing the work you’ve done in the past
  • make you unable to adjust to other work
  • are expected to last for at least one full year (or lead to death)

To qualify for disability benefits, you’ll need to prove how your anxiety meets these conditions.

Step 2. Meeting the Qualifications for SSD Benefits for Anxiety

A. The SSA says you must experience three or more of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling restless all the time
  • Easily tired
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling moody or irritable
  • Muscle tension
  • Trouble sleeping


B. Your mental functioning must be “extremely limited” in one of the following areas, or “markedly limited” in two of these areas:

  • Understanding, remembering, or applying information
  • Interacting with others
  • Concentrating, persisting, or maintaining pace
  • Adapting or managing your behaviors

If you can’t meet the requirements in “B,” your doctor needs to categorize your anxiety as “serious and persistent.”

Are you trying to figure out whether your case of anxiety could be enough to get financial relief from Social Security Disability?

You can talk to our disability lawyers for an initial consultation, FOR FREE.

Types of Evidence You’ll Need for Your Disability Application for Anxiety

An experienced disability lawyer can handle the legwork of gathering everything you need for your disability claim for anxiety.

Our disability law firm has helped thousands of people in West Texas over decades.

The fact is about 79% of initial applications for Social Security Disability benefits typically get denied.

Claims for mental health conditions like anxiety come with special challenges for documenting and proving that what you’re going through meets the standard for disability benefits.

But if you’re denied, you can appeal Social Security’s decision.

The appeals process is complicated, but you can still get disability benefits with help of a disability attorney who knows the Social Security system in West Texas and how to manage a claim for anxiety disorder.

At Baynetta M. Jordan, P.C., Attorney at Law, our goal is to turn your denial into an approval—and see you moving on to a more peaceful chapter in life.

What to Do if Your SSD Application for Anxiety is Denied

It’s hard to deal with a huge and complicated government agency like Social Security. But at our law office, we make sure Nobody Pushes West Texans Around™. Not even a big government program.

Baynetta Jordan has years of experience working with the Social Security Disability system. Baynetta and her legal team treat you and your claim with the respect you deserve.

And when you have a representative helping you, government research has shown, your odds of winning benefits are better. Give us a call.