If suffering from anxiety or panic disorders has made everyday activities and employment a challenge, there is help. Disability benefits are paid to individuals who are unable to work due to mental disorders. These cover everyday living expenses, medical costs, and other needs. The application process can add unnecessary stress to your life, but working with an attorney who specializes in this area can help. Although many applications are denied, the appeals process can change that. If you or a loved one is applying for benefits, find out how the Law Office of Sheryl Mazur can help.
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
There are several mental health conditions that may qualify an individual for disability benefits. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Manic-depressive disorder
- Bipolar syndrome
- Panic attacks
Like any other health condition, the key is to demonstrate how this affects everyday life. The condition must be prohibitive and limit the individual's ability to work on a regular and continuing basis and earn an income. A medical diagnosis and supporting statements from a physician are critical.
The Disability Benefits Application Process
Applying for disability benefits involves filling out a lengthy form, which is sent by mail, over the phone, or online to the local Social Security Administration office. An examiner will be assigned to the case to evaluate whether the individual qualifies. He or she will take into account many factors.
- Supporting medical paperwork
- Employment history
- Severity of condition
- Ability to perform alternative tasks
- Medical treatment
It is important for the applicant to provide all the necessary documentation to support his or her case. When the system is unfamiliar, an attorney can provide essential guidance. He or she can ensure that the information is thorough and provides an accurate picture of the individual's daily struggles. If a claim is denied, an attorney can help the individual appeal the decision.
Why Choose the Law Office of Sheryl Mazur
Although you may choose to file an initial application alone, working with a qualified disability benefits attorney is a smart choice. An attorney who is experienced will understand the nuances of the Social Security legal terminology, the appeals process, and ensure that medical information is complete.
Sheryl Mazur had over 30 years of experience helping those who deal with disability on a daily basis. She began her career as a staff attorney in the Social Security Administration and understands what goes on inside the administration. She eventually turned this knowledge toward helping those on the application side of the process. Her passion and interest in individual rights has led her to fight on behalf of those who are disabled.
If you are in the New Jersey area, schedule a consultation with the Law Office of Sheryl Mazur to find out how she can help you. The application process can take time. Call the office toll free at 1-877-892-0197 or fill out the brief contact form to have a representative contact you.