Hi, I have been been thinking of filing for disability as I have been unable to work due to bad anxiety. I want to work, but just can't seem to. I have all my hospital records of when I was hospitalized last September, and I have been seeing a Psychiatrist for Depression/anxiety and panic since then and have all my records (paperwork) from the visits. Can someone who is on disability please advise on how it works? Does it (disability) get taken out of Social Security that we get when we retire? Do they take out Social security, Federal, State, local taxes out of the checks? Sorry to sound a bit naive on this subject, but I have never done this before. I have suffered with anxiety and depression for about twenty-five years and have always managed to work..but lately, I am starting to wonder, as I have been unable to work..everytime I start a new job..and am in training, my anxiety gets so bad, that I have to leave and I have a panic attack. I am not even sure if I would get accepted, but it is worth a shot, but I don't really understand the process. Thanks for any help.