Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by stressors such as personal assault, military combat, or a military sexual trauma. If you’ve suffered PTSD as a result of your service, VA disability compensation may be available, and an experienced Chicago veterans benefits attorney is standing by to help guide you effectively and efficiently through the process.
Most people who experience PTSD suffer from significant symptoms, impacting their day-to-day lives. Some of the most common symptoms and indicators of PTSD, according to the Mayo Clinic, include the following:
While there are a variety of techniques that can help people manage serious PTSD and some treatment options, PTSD is often a lifelong struggle.
In order to obtain VA disability benefits for PTSD, three elements must apply, including:
Those traumatic events that the VA considers qualifying occurrences fall into the following categories:
The disability benefits claims process is arduous, stressful, and protracted, which can exacerbate the stress reactions that are closely associated with PTSD. In order for your claim to be successful, you’ll need to prove that your PTSD is service related, and you’ll need to receive a disability rating, which can range from 10 percent to 100 percent – for very serious cases. It’s important to note that many veterans suffer from PTSD along with other disabilities.
A serious case of PTSD can be life-altering and can lead to lifelong consequences, and veterans are especially vulnerable to the disorder’s damaging effects. If you or someone you care about is suffering from PTSD as a result of your service to your country, James R. Comerford at The Comerford Law Office – is a distinguished veteran benefits attorney who dedicates his long-standing and impressive practice to helping veterans like you obtain the benefits you deserve.
We’re here to help you, so please don’t put off reaching out and contacting us for more information today.
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