In many circumstances, a Social Security Disability Advocate represents a client who is suffering some type of mental effect due to a physical disability. Here are a few examples.
Your Social Security Disability Advocate may warn you that you might be asked about how well you are able to handle stress. The answer to this question is different for every individual. If you are asked this question, be prepared to inform the administrative law judge about those areas that you find stressful, including issues that you encounter at work.
Causes of Stress
Claimants may not be able to pinpoint exactly what is making them feel stressed at work. Your Social Security disability advocate may mention the following common causes of workplace stress:
- Having to meet deadlines;
- Feeling micromanaged;
- A monotonous routine;
- The responsibility of getting to work on time;
- Working a full day;
- Complicated work requirements;
- Having to make decisions;
- Acting appropriately with supervisors;
- Facing criticism from supervisors and others;
- Completing certain tasks;
- Talking to members of the public; and
- Having to be careful.
While some individuals may find routines comforting, others feel that they are monotonous. Claimants should consider if this or any of the other common causes of workplace stress are particularly stressful to them. Workplace stress can affect a person’s ability to make judgments, understand instructions, respond to others and adjust to changes.
If you would like to learn more about how mental limitations have been affected by your disability, contact Social Security disability advocate Kim Engler at 866-216-0456.