If you are thinking about applying for Social Security Disability or perhaps you’ve already applied, this can be a very stressful time. You have the stress from your health problems plus the stress of not being able to work on top of the application process. So, dealing with the stress of the Social Security benefits application process, what can you do? At Disability Associates, a social security disability benefits law firm in Towson, Maryland let’s look at some ways to help.

Dealing with the Stress

The first and easiest way to manage it is to hire an experienced disability lawyer. This process can be very frustrating even for those of us that deal with it all the time and that is just going to add to your stress. You want to be in a position where you have someone you can contact when you have questions. Someone who will handle all the paperwork for you. Someone who is going to gather all the evidence that you need to prove your case and you want that person to be somebody who’s not you because you have enough to deal with just handling your health problems.

Now we know this because of all the clients that I’ve worked with over many years. We understand the stress that they have just been trying to do whatever they can to feel better. If you add on to that the stress of this process, it makes the goal of feeling better even harder. So, that’s the first thing you can do.

The second thing you want to do is just think about what the process entails. Understand it so that you know what’s coming next. That’s where your lawyer is going to come into play and your lawyer staff to help you understand the steps in the process and what happens at each step so that you’re prepared. You also want to make sure that you are keeping your doctor’s appointments and your therapists’ appointments. That’s very important for your case, but it will also help you deal with the stresses because if you find you are feeling overwhelmed, you need to tell your doctor or your therapist and get some recommendations from them what you can do to reduce the stress. You know, one thing that you hear from all the experts about anybody trying to reduce stress is exercise.

Now, for many people who are suffering from health problems, vigorous exercise is not possible, but is there something that you can do? Maybe you can take a short walk, but for a lot of I know for a lot of my clients, that’s not possible. So maybe you want to look at things like just sitting calmly. Some people call it meditation, some people call it breathing exercises. You can google those things and you’ll get lots of options and instructions on things that you can do to just help yourself calm down as you go through the process because the anxiety can really ramp up and it’s just going to worsen your other health problems. So, you want to reach out and get some help to get a disability lawyer to help you through the process. Talk to your doctor. Talk to your therapist to find out from them what are some good ways that you could use to reduce your stress or to at least reduce your anxiety and help you be calm as you go through the process and just keep pushing forward.

About Disability Associates

Disability Associates, LLC, managed by attorney Tracey N. Pate, provides legal representation to disabled individuals who are seeking Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Our concentration is exclusively on Social Security Disability Law. It’s all we do! We know that filing for Social Security benefits can be a long and frustrating process. We are dedicated to taking the weight off of our client’s shoulders by simplifying this process for them. There is absolutely no charge unless we win your case.