When people discuss benefits for disabilities, most jump to the assumption that these are physical disabilities or health-related issues.
However, a large chunk of the workforce suffers from mental health problems as well. In many of these cases, victims can and do qualify for benefits due to these disorders. This includes anxiety.
The impact of anxiety
Social Security discusses disability benefits for mental health issues like anxiety. Anxiety itself is a term used to cover numerous different disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia and more. The disorders under this category typically involve disruptive feelings of concern, worry or alarm which often affect a victim to the point that they cannot hold a normal job.
Anxiety and related disorders can actually have physical impacts on the sufferers, too. Many anxiety victims will experience problems like headaches or migraines, blood pressure fluctuations, heart palpitations and problems with the digestive system.
How benefits may work
Of course, the amount and type of benefit available will differ depending on several factors, such as the impact of the anxiety on the sufferer’s life, how frequently it occurs, and the ways that it affects a person’s ability to work.
Additionally, anxiety sufferers will still have to go through the appropriate application procedure in order to potentially gain these benefits. This includes the application as well as submission of all required documents, such as doctor testimony and recordings of their history of treatment, and testimony of family, friends and co-workers.
It is a somewhat difficult process that many may struggle somewhat with. To that end, consider contacting legal help if any is needed while attempting to apply for benefits.