Disability benefits for individuals with anxiety disorders

Individuals who are suffering from anxiety disorders may be entitled to long-term disability (LTD) benefits in Indiana if the disorder persists such that they can no longer do a job to earn a living. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, roughly 40 million adults are affected by the disorder.

Some forms of anxiety are considered normal. However, individuals may no longer be able to perform their job tasks if they have one of the following conditions:

  • Social phobia: Fear of interacting with other people
  • Generalized anxiety disorder: Excessive, persistent, and often unrealistic worrying
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Stress triggered by flashbacks of a traumatic event from the past
  • Panic disorder: Chronic panic attacks that often trigger abnormal heartbeat, breathing problems, and excessive sweating
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Unrealistic fears or thoughts that often result in uncontrollable habits

Anxiety disorder is difficult to prove when filing for long-term disability benefits. However, if you can no longer work due to your disability, hiring an attorney for your case can help you strengthen your claim. Find out how an attorney at the Hankey Law Office in Indiana may be able to work for you. Call us at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.