PTSD and Veterans Benefits
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is very real to those who suffer from it — and to those close to them. Symptoms often include the following:
- Anger, irritability, isolation, social withdrawal
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Depression or suicidal thoughts
- Panic attacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, difficulties concentrating
Conditions encountered in military service may trigger PTSD. While it can be challenging to get a clear diagnosis of PTSD, those who suffer and their families live through the reality of ongoing stress.
Are you unable to work to capacity as you did before the onset of your post-traumatic stress disorder? Did your PTSD originate from the time you served in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere while in the military? You may be entitled to Veterans’ Disability benefits as a result of your military service-related PTSD. Even Vietnam War veterans may be able to claim PTSD benefits at this late date — if it can be verified that the disorder was caused by your service in the Army, Navy, Marines or Air Force. If your claim for Veterans’ Disability benefits was denied long ago, it is still possible for you to file a new claim.
Smith Godios Sorensen Inc. can help you document your PTSD and represent you before claims adjudicators within the Veterans’ Administration. If the VA’s decision is not satisfactory, we can represent you before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals or Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.
For a free consultation to talk about your Veterans’ Disability benefits application at our offices in Cleveland or Akron, Ohio, call 877-230-5500 or contact us online.