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Social Security Benefits For Agoraphobia

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: July 31, 2015
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If you suffer from agoraphobia, you already know how crippling this disorder is. Agoraphobia, which an anxiety disorder that is so severe it limits people from going or doing many things, sometimes it is impossible for them to even leave the house. People that suffer from agoraphobia, most always are unable to find employment, which entitles them to collect SSDI or SSI benefits.

The problem with agoraphobia is in order to collect these benefits; the disorder must be well documented, which requires going to the doctors and possibly undergoing mental health evaluations. This may or may not pose a problem for the typical agoraphobic. If you have applied for Social Security or have been denied you need the help of an experienced Los Angeles social security lawyer who can fight for your rights.

Agoraphobia is a serious and debilitating disorder that can often stay under the radar because people with it are so limited to what they can do and where they can go. In severe cases of agoraphobia people will withdraw entirely from society, refusing to leave their own homes. There are lawyers, doctors, and medical professionals that will visit the person at home to get the ball rolling.

What your mental health provider has to say about your condition weighs heavily on your Social Security benefits decision. Social Security is especially concerned with your ability to interact appropriately with the public and supervisors, maintain your attendance on the job, handle stressful situations, make work related decisions, pay attention and concentrate, and follow directions.

Social Security will also require reports from friends and family members, especially when the agoraphobia is untreated. Social Security will want to know first-hand observations of the claimant’s behavior, especially the ability to appear in public and interact with others.

If you suffer from agoraphobia and cannot hold down a job, you have the right to collect benefits. Contact Disability Law Offices of Tony Adderley today and discuss your options. A Los Angeles social security lawyer will visit you in your home and together you can explore the necessary steps to get you what you are entitled to. Call (310) 554-5188.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.