The Sullivan Law Office focuses on the fact that every application for social security benefits is different. Applicants should understand every necessary detail before they file an application and the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines eligibility. The Sullivan Law Office may provide valuable assistance during the long and sometimes stressful gathering of personal information and medical evidence involved in the application process.

About 10% of Americans experience one panic attack per year and about one in sixty individuals suffer from panic disorder at some point in their life. Panic attacks are typically short, intense episodes of extreme fear or psychological stress. Symptoms include but are not limited to shortness of breath, hyperventilation, heart palpitations, sweating, choking, and a tingling sensation. Panic disorder may cause other conditions such as depression, additional phobias, substance abuse, medical complications, and suicide.

In the SSA’s Blue Book impairment listings, the SSA sets forth the specific criteria that applicants must meet to receive disability benefits. In January of 2017, the SSA released listing 12.06, a new listing for anxiety and panic disorder. This listing requires a diagnosis of panic disorder or agoraphobia, with one or both of the following: Panic attacks followed by a persistent concern regarding additional future panic attacks, or concern about the consequences of future panic attacks; and/or an increased fear or anxiety about being in at least two different situations such as being in a public place or outside of the home.

The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all types of disability cases. These include Social Security Disability, long-term disability, short-term disability, state retirement and workers’ compensation. Contact the Sullivan Law Office today. We offer free consultations, so you have absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.I Suffer From Panic Attacks - Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 1: Basic Information