Can I Get Disability Benefits for Panic Attacks?

If you have panic attacks, Social Security disability benefits may be available. To determine whether you are disabled by your panic attacks, Social Security Administration first considers whether they are severe enough to meet or equal a listing at Step 3 of the Sequential Evaluation Process. See How to Get Disability Benefits for Panic Attacks by Meeting a Listing. If you meet or equal a listing because of your panic attacks, you are considered disabled. If your panic attacks are 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 panic attacks), 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 Panic Attacks.

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