Chicago social security disability lawyer - Gavel on paper and flagDoes your disability involve mental symptoms? If so, a Chicago social security disability lawyer can guide you as to how you can explain your symptoms in your disability hearing.

In order to assess your mental symptoms and how they affect your disability, you will need to not only identify the symptoms you have, but also explain how the symptoms affect you. When you speak with the judge, you will need to talk freely and clearly about your symptoms. That way the judge can clearly evaluate your disability benefit qualifications.

Does stress affect your disability? If so, a Chicago social security disability lawyer advises that you share with the judge which of the following symptoms you experience because of stress:

  • a feeling of impending doom,
  • trembling,
  • chest pain,
  • smothering feeling,
  • choking,
  • panicky feeling,
  • hot flashes,
  • chills,
  • terror,
  • palpitations,
  • shaking,
  • feeling faint,
  • feeling unsteady,
  • sweaty,
  • tingling,
  • numbness,
  • stomach ache,
  • nausea,
  • fight or flight response,
  • flashbacks,
  • hallucinations,
  • shortness of breath,
  • fear of going crazy,
  • fear of doing something uncontrolled or
  • fear of dying.

You may be asked questions regarding the following aspects of your job which you may find stressful:

  • exercising independent judgment,
  • making decisions,
  • working within a schedule,
  • speed or precision,
  • working with other people,
  • dealing with or being criticized by supervisors,
  • dealing with the public (strangers),
  • knowing that your work is supervised,
  • fear of failure at work,
  • completing tasks,
  • complexity,
  • deadlines,
  • getting to work regularly or
  • remaining at work for a full day.

Usually the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers routine, repetitious work as a low-stress activity. However, sometimes repetitious work can be considered stressful when taking into account the following:

  • Monotony in your routine,
  • Lack of collaboration at your job,
  • Lack of meaningfulness in your job,
  • Little or no latitude in your decision-making,
  • Not utilizing your skill set or
  • No opportunity to learn or progress.

For more information in assessing mental symptoms for your disability case, contact Chicago social security disability lawyer.