Social Security Lawyers
For many, agoraphobia prevents even leaving the house, let alone holding down a full-time job. If your impairment has or is expected to prevent you from earning more than $1,000 a month for at least one year, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
At Midwest Disability, we help people who are unable to work due to the symptoms of their agoraphobia apply for and obtain Social Security Disability benefits. We provide a variety of comprehensive legal services, including helping our clients prepare initial applications and pursuing their rights in administrative hearings and appeals. We have even argued these cases before the United States Supreme Court.
Agoraphobia is a fear of being in places where help might not be available, usually exhibiting itself through:
- Anxiety attacks
- Panic attacks
- Fear of crowds
- Fear of bridges
- Fear of being outside alone
This can be a devastating impairment, placing many victims in situations where they are unable to make it to work or perform the functions of their job. If your agoraphobia is keeping you from working, it is critical to document your diagnosis as well as your treatment, including medication.
Honest Is the Best Policy
While compelling medical evidence and documentation is necessary to win Social Security Disability claims, it is critical to be honest with your doctor when discussing your agoraphobia. We recommend following through on your doctor’s advice with respect to future care, treatment, referrals and prescriptions.
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