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Anxiety and Long Term Disability Benefits

Our Nationally Recognized Law Firm Can Help You Fight For Disability Insurance Benefits

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States? Anxiety affects more than 40 million adults. Even worse, depression often accompanies anxiety disorders. Major depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for individuals between the ages of 15 and 43. It affects more than 16.1 million people. As such, many Americans find themselves suddenly in need of long term disability for depression and anxiety.

Unfortunately, receiving long term disability due to depression or anxiety is not an easy task. Insurance companies are rarely willing to approve these claims. They often deny any mental health condition. This is true even when they qualify as a disabling condition. Fighting the insurance company is hard, especially while you are also trying to cope with the stress of having anxiety or depression. For this reason, many individuals turn to a disability law firm to help them get the benefits they deserve.

Do you qualify for long term disability benefits due to depression or anxiety? It is important to speak to one of our qualified and experienced disability attorneys to find out.

At Tucker Law Group, we use our resources to go to work for you. Our lawyers work with your medical team to understand how your mental illness has affected your life. We use this knowledge to help you qualify for the long term disability benefits you deserve.

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Overview: Anxiety

Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety affect 1 in 4 people. Arguably, the two most common conditions are depression and anxiety. While each of these mental illnesses has different mechanisms, both often occur at the same time.

Individuals who suffer from chronic anxiety and anxiety disorders can have irrational thoughts and fears. These fears can affect every aspect of their daily lives. The most common is Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This often overlaps with Major Depressive Disorders in many individuals.

If you worry that you suffer from anxiety or depression, it is important to speak to an experienced mental health provider and seek treatment. Symptoms of anxiety include, but are not limited to:

  • Racing heart
  • Jaw pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Panic attacks
  • Irritability
  • Excessive worry, fear, or dread
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Increased fatigue
  • Problems eating or being in public

After major traumatic events, individuals can suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is a specific type of mental illness that has components of both depression and anxiety.

Long Term Disability for Depression and Anxiety

Many individuals who suffer from anxiety and depression can continue working after they seek treatment. Doctors may prescribe a combination of medications and therapies to help individuals cope with their lives.

However, some individuals suffer significant functional impairments. These impairments can impact their ability to work and hold down a job. Anxiety and depression can both cause severe fatigue, insomnia, and an inability to concentrate or focus. This can make it difficult to complete work tasks, be in a social work environment, or even get to the office daily. Some individuals even suffer from intrusive thoughts. This can make it difficult to pay attention to detail or even complete the simplest tasks.

Anxiety and depression can also disrupt relationships with your coworkers and employers. You may find that you suffer from irritability and anger. You may also need to lie down and take frequent rest breaks, which may be difficult in your current work environment.

Anxiety and Filing Disability Claims

Unfortunately, insurance companies are skeptical of these claims. They do not always believe that depression and anxiety qualify as disabling conditions. As such, you need a law firm on your side with experience dealing with these types of long term disability claims. Even if your claim is denied, we can help you by using our knowledge and experience to build a solid case.

Our disability lawyers will work with medical teams to gather the evidence and proof needed. We will help you talk to your doctor to properly document exam findings and chart symptoms. It is important to paint a clear picture of how your disability impacts your life and your ability to work and perform tasks.

Our law firm will develop an appropriate disability claim appeal strategy that utilizes various forms of evidence. This may include

  • Witness statements
  • Medical expert testimony
  • Test results
  • Medical records

We may even need to use a neuropsychological examination to objectively test your cognitive ability. This is especially important in ERISA long term disability claims. This is because the ERISA administrative appeal is the last chance to submit evidence for review.

Get Help With Long Term Disability Insurance Benefits for Anxiety. Contact Our Law Firm Today.

At Tucker Law Group, we are a nationally recognized disability law firm. Our ERISA long term disability lawyers can help individuals nationwide who suffer from anxiety or a variety of disabling conditions. We can help with the initial claim or any stage of the legal process.

If you have questions about recovering disability benefits due to anxiety, call us today. You can schedule a free consultation with our firm by dialing (866) 233-5044 or by contacting us online. We want to meet with you to discuss your disability claim. We would be happy to meet personally or virtually at this time.