In general, disability cases which involve mental impairments are more difficult to win than ones involving physical impairments. If you have filed a disability claim citing a mental impairment, a common issue is poor stress tolerance. Even if the Social Security Administration accepts your claim of mental impairment, it may conclude that despite your poor stress tolerance, you are capable of some low-stress work; this conclusion, however, is often erroneous.
Routine and Repetitive Work
A routine and repetitive job may seem less stressful than other forms of employment, and for some workers this may be true. However, even such jobs often involve other requirements that a person with a mental impairment may find stressful. Some examples of such job-related tasks include:
- Getting to work at the assigned time
- Working within a schedule or a deadline
- Dealing with people, such as co-worker, supervisors and customers
- Knowing your work is supervised and subject to critique
- Working precisely or quickly
Your disability hearing is the setting where you will have the best opportunity to demonstrate how your poor stress tolerance makes any job untenable. In preparing you for your testimony, your attorney will emphasize the importance of explaining to the judge in great detail the kind of things you find stressful and exactly how you react to that stress. The more precisely you can describe the triggers and your responses, the more clearly the judge will be able to understand your true limitations.
Contact a Social Security Brandon FL Lawyer for Legal Advice
The disability process is a long, arduous and often confusing journey. Don’t go it alone. For any questions, at any stage of your claim, call Garry W. Miracle, Esq., a Brandon Social Security disability attorney at (813) 655-3136.