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Can you get approved for disability with depression and anxiety?

Can you get approved for disability with depression and anxiety?

The good news is that those with either depression and anxiety can qualify for SSDI benefits. The Social Security Administration has a process for evaluating your right to collect Social Security disability benefits based on claims of a mental health problem.

How hard is it to get disability for depression and anxiety?

Because having severe depression or anxiety can make it impossible for an individual to work or to earn a living, people with both severe depression and severe anxiety (a common combination) may be able to collect disability through the Social Security Administration’s disability insurance program (SSDI) or the …

How does Social Security determine mental disability?

Social Security uses a variety of information to evaluate mental impairments, including medical evidence and information about the applicant’s activities of daily living and ability to function in social settings and work environments.

Is it hard to get approved for SSI?

Millions of people in the United States currently receive monthly Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). But unfortunately, obtaining SSDI benefits is not easy. In fact, it’s rather difficult. Approximately 70% of initial SSDI claims are denied every year.

Are you legally required to tell your employer if you have a disability?

Reasonable adjustments Embedded in the Equality Act 2010, legislation exists to help and protect those who choose to disclose. Under the Act an employer has a legal duty to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for both job applicants and current employees who disclose a disability.

Are mental health issues a disability?

A mental health condition is considered a disability if it has a long-term effect on your normal day-to-day activity. This is defined under the Equality Act 2010. Your condition is ‘long term’ if it lasts, or is likely to last, 12 months.