The Social Security Administration considers your ability to engage in any kind of work when it determines whether you are disabled under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines and regulations. A few conditions are so severe that you are presumed to be disabled if you meet certain guidelines, either under the “compassionate allowance”, which are extremely severe conditions, or if you meet certain “listings”. Most of the listings are very complex and require proof of several objectively verifiable conditions or findings. Both the compassionate allowances and the listings can be found on the Social Security web site.
The Social Security Administration considers anxiety under listing 12.06. You must prove generalized persistent anxiety with several either/or signs or symptoms, such as motor tension, autonomic hyperactivity, apprehensive expectation, vigilance and scanning, persistent irrational fears, sudden unpredictable onset, recurrent obsessions or compulsions, and recurrent and intrusive recollections of a traumatic experience. If you do not meet or equal a listing you may still have some degree of impairment as a result of the nonexertional limitation of anxiety that may result in such a reduction in the number of jobs available to you that you may be found to be disabled.
If you meet the definitions in the listing as to how disabling the condition is you may entitled to Social Security disability benefits. You may also be entitled to benefits if your condition medically equals a listing, or if it otherwise prevents you from being able to engage in substantial gainful activity.
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