Hi this is Allen Gumpenberger back with another blog that will hopefully educate, as well as enlighten you on VA Disability. If you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it may be difficult to think about the possibility of being compensated for your service-related disability. Some of the veterans that we work with at Gumps don’t even know that they could file a disability claim for PTSD. There are many ways that veterans can receive compensation and many things they must do to get that compensation.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental illness caused by a traumatic event. It can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event, but the possibility of getting PTSD because of the military is quite high. PTSD is a common problem among veterans. It causes stress and anxiety in their life, as well as difficulty dealing with others. and it could be caused by several situations that many veterans experience frequently such as witnessing people being killed, fellow service members dying and witnessing shocking events in general, events that civilians don’t get to witness that often.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious mental illness and something that severely affects a person’s ability to enjoy and get by through day-to-day activities, a person with PTSD is likely to isolate themself and avoid interacting with other people.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of PTSD:
⦁ Depression – feeling depressed or sad all the time, lack of interest in things you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating.
⦁ Anxiety – feeling anxious and nervous all the time, difficulty sleeping, difficulty breathing, increased heart rate.
⦁ Social Isolation – avoiding other people because you feel uncomfortable around them, not wanting to leave your home.
⦁ Flashbacks – reliving the traumatic event over and over again as if it were happening now.
⦁ Suicidal thoughts.
What kind of benefits can you get for PTSD?
⦁ Compensation (payements).
⦁ Health Care.
⦁ PTSD treatment.
What do you need to qualify for these benefits?
⦁ To qualify for benefits for your PTSD you need to first get diagnosed for PTSD by a qualified psychiatrist.
⦁ The PTSD symptoms are related to a traumatic event that happened during your time in the military, also called The stressor.
⦁ You must prove that this event happened during your time in the military and that.
⦁ A VA psychiatrist or psychologist agrees that the stressor is enough to cause those symptoms.