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Can You qualify for Social Security disability or SSI on the basis of anxiety or panic attacks ?

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Very often, persons with mental impairments such as anxiety and panic attacks will have a harder time being approved for Social Security disability.

For individuals with anxiety and panic attacks it is important to have an established mental health history.

You may ask what I mean by mental health history? A mental health history might include hospitalizations, mental health counseling, and medications, all of which documents the severity of your conditions.

Too often, Social Security evaluates all mental conditions as if the conditions were temporary, and disregards the fact that most mental conditions have exacerbations periodically. These exacerbations often preclude the ability to sustain any type of meaningful employment.

Although disability claims based upon mental impairments may be harder to achieve an allowance at the initial and reconsiderations levels, these claims have a fair chance of allowance at the administrative law judge hearing.

In fact, the majority of claims that are denied at the disability application and reconsideration appeals levels and that are later heard by an administrative law judge at a hearing approved.

Therefore, it would be sound advice to appeal your claim if you are denied on the disability application and reconsideration levels of the Social Security disability process--something that, unfortunately, many claimants neglect to do.

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