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Can I File for Social Security Disability Insurance Because of Stress?

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Yes, but filing a Social Security Disability Claim based wholly or partially because of stress can be a difficult win. Conditions that are difficult to diagnose and quantitate can be especially hard to get approved. Since roughly 70% of disability claims are initially denied, it’s best to consult with a Morris Plains disability attorney.

The Social Security Administration does consider stress a mental disorder and will approve the condition under some circumstances. To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you need to have medically verifiable evidence that you are disabled to the point that you cannot reasonably be expected to find and keep gainful employment in any field for which you are qualified. This is true regardless of what kind of medical or mental conditions you have.

In order to qualify, you must show that stress has kept you, or is likely to keep you, out of work for a year or longer. You must show medical evidence from a doctor proving that you suffer from stress and prove that you have been following the prescribed treatment. Include all the activities which your stress prevents you from doing and the hindrance it has on your work relationships with others, including bosses and co-workers.

It’s always a good idea to hire a Morris Plains Social Security Disability lawyer to handle your stress claim. You will be much more likely to have your case approved.

Contact Morris Plains, NJ disability lawyer Manfred F. Ricciardelli to help you with your disability claim. You can schedule a free initial consultation at 973-285-1100. Mr. Ricciardelli does not take money directly from clients – he only gets paid if you win the case. 

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