Can I Get Disability Benefits for Anxiety Disorders?

If you have an anxiety disorder, Social Security disability benefits may be available. To determine whether you are disabled by your anxiety disorder, Social Security Administration first considers whether it is severe enough to meet or equal a listing at Step 3 of the Sequential Evaluation Process. See How to Get Disability Benefits for Anxiety Disorders by Meeting a Listing. If you meet or equal a listing because of your anxiety, you are considered disabled. If your anxiety disorder is not severe enough to equal or meet a listing, Social Security Administration must assess your residual functional capacity (RFC) (the work you can still do, despite the anxiety disorder), to determine whether you qualify for disability benefits at Step 4 and Step 5 of the Sequential Evaluation Process. See Residual Functional Capacity Assessment for Anxiety Disorders.

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