When you served your country in the armed forces, you may have faced some disturbing situations.
Stress is a normal reaction. But if the stress and reliving what you went through doesn’t fade—if it disrupts your life—you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
You need treatment.
Combat is the kind of event that can cause PTSD. So can a sexual assault or a disaster scene.
Veterans’ disability benefits can cover your treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, your overall health-care coverage and the monetary compensation you need to rebuild your life.
If you struggle with PTSD after military service, or you have a military veteran spouse who does, your country owes you and your family these benefits.
But too often, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issues a disability rating that falls short of providing the level of benefits you deserve—or it denies your claim altogether.
The PTSD lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you gather the evidence you need to appeal for a higher disability rating with PTSD or overcome a denied claim and receive the PTSD veterans’ disability compensation that’s fair.
If your rating is 100 percent, you could qualify for more than $3,000 a month in disability payments. Don’t let uncaring attitudes some people have about mental health problems cause you to hesitate from seeking the help you deserve.
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To make a successful claim, you’ll need medical records showing that you’re experiencing symptoms of PTSD, such as flashbacks of the shocking event, nightmares, sleep problems, mood swings, erratic behavior, being easily startled, and memory problems, among other symptoms.
The VA also says you’ll need to show these things:
To the VA, qualifying traumatic events include witnessing the trauma; suffering serious injuries; sexual violations and traumas; and the threats of sexual assault, injury, or death.
The VA used to require you to document details of the traumatic event that caused your PTSD.
But the government has since eased the rules. Now you only must demonstrate that you were in a situation where a trauma like the one that burdens you could have happened.
You’ll need military and medical records to back up your claim.
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Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal’s PTSD veterans’ disability compensation lawyers collect the evidence you need to secure veterans’ disability benefits.