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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Recovering Benefits for the Victims of PTSD

After a traumatic or extremely stressful event, especially after a military campaign, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be instantly triggered, or spring up later in life. Beyond depression or going into prolonged shock, post-traumatic stress disorder is acute anxiety that can adversely affect your whole life, your daily routine, every relationship, and job opportunities.

If you are a veteran facing these issues, then you should receive the benefits you deserve. Post-traumatic stress disorder can cause further problems in any and every area of life.

Some of these complicating issues include:

  • Anger Management Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Depression
  • Exaggerated Startle Response
  • Insomnia
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Substance Abuse

If you or a loved one is suffering from PTSD, then there are ways to qualify with both the VA and Social Security to receive benefits to help you through this time. At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, you can find a lawyer who is ready to relentlessly pursue your rights, even if a VA appeal is necessary.

Obtaining Benefits from the VA

The VA updated its rules for VA disability benefits, making it easier to qualify. At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, attorneys are thoroughly acquainted with every facet of the law and how to find a way to get your claim accepted. Post-traumatic stress disorder can qualify you for VA benefits if:

  • You were diagnosed with this condition
  • PTSD was triggered by a "stressor" / traumatic event
  • A psychiatrist or psychologist can verify the stressor was sufficient to trigger PTSD
  • This stressor stems from fear of terrorist or military combat
  • The stressor probably occurred during the place and events of your military service

Veterans' Benefits from Social Security

If you are unable to work due to PTSD, then you can also apply for Social Security disability (SSD). To qualify for SSD, you must be able to demonstrate recurring nightmares, flashbacks, and memories that cause acute anxiety or emotional torment that directly impacts your lifestyle, relationships, and/or capacity to focus. The onset of panic attacks, OCD, phobias, or other issues can also qualify you for SSD benefits. To obtain these benefits, you need records of mental health that state any impairment that stems from PTSD, as well as thorough medical records.

Even if your disability due to PTSD is not deemed sufficient for SSD benefits, you can still have your claim accepted through a medical-vocational allowance. If PTSD affects your ability to adapt or it impairs your memory, understanding, social interactions, and ability to focus long enough for work, then you can qualify for SSD through this process. A qualified veterans' benefits lawyer from our firm can help you determine the benefits for which you qualify.

Our Veterans' Benefits Lawyers Have Decades of Experience

If you or a loved one suffers from PTSD, then The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC can work to help you obtain the benefits you deserve. Veterans' benefit attorneys from our firm have been practicing law for a combined total of more than 30 years. Not only are they greatly experienced, but these lawyers operate at a high standard. If you work with one of our attorneys, you could work with a lawyer who is rated AV Preeminent® and achieved the highest peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

The dedication and skill of one of our attorneys has merited him a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, based on legal skill and experience. These are no minor accomplishments, and you can trust that your case is in good hands with The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC. When you need legal counsel that you can trust, look to one of our outstanding attorneys. Do not hesitate to contact the firm today!