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Recent Questions

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What if I apply for disability for anxiety but have not had recent treatment?




 
If you have no medical treatment or your medical treatment is more than ninety days prior to your filing for disability for anxiety, you do not have enough objective medical evidence for the disability examiner to make their disability determination. In order to get the necessary evidence, you will attend a consultative examination with a doctor paid by Social Security. These are often fairly short examinations to provide a minimal mental status for the disability examiner to make their determination.

While these examinations are often not that thorough, they are better than having no medical evidence to support your disability claim. You should remember the minute you go into the consultative doctor’s you are being evaluated. Of course, you should not overstate the problems caused by your anxiety, but you should not down play the affect your anxiety has on your every day life.

Social Security will pay for your consultative examination. You are only responsible for getting to the examination.








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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI


These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Social Security Disability status, How to check
How to find if a Social Security disability claim has been approved or denied?
How to qualify for disability, who qualifies?
Qualify for disability, eligibility requirements, criteria
How long does a request for a disability hearing take?
How Long Will it Take To Get a Disability Decision Letter from Social Security?
How long does it take to get or be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
Applying for disability, how to apply, where to go
When should you File for Disability benefits
How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
Maximum back pay you can get for Social Security disability