Posted by OddipusRex on December 9, 2002, at 20:31:51
In reply to Social Security Disability for social anxiety?, posted by fuzzymind on December 9, 2002, at 8:18:56
Here are some good links.
I think disability is based on a person's ability to work not on a specific diagnosis. If someone is getting benefits based on his parents earning record, the parent must be recieving benefits himself. The disabled child gets a percentage of the amount the parent gets-I'm not sure what that percentage is. The disabled child must also have been disabled before the age of 18 or possibly 21, I'm not sure.
Is anyone getting disability for social anxiety? Probably, but they might not be willing to respond for fear of getting critical responses. I think you deserve a lot of credit for taking the risk of posting about yourself so frankly.
If you are not able to deal with SS directly maybe your parents would be willing to help. Or perhaps get in touch with the former shrink? NAMI, if there is a local branch you can contact, probably has people who are familiar with SS disability . I realize it is easier to make these suggestions than to act on them. I wish you well.