An unprecedented number of veterans and military service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning from the war with symptoms or diagnoses of post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD). The VA has recognized the validity of the diagnosis and has eased up the requirements for getting disability compensation for PTSD. The VA provides medical care, job retraining, and other benefits for those suffering from this mental illness. Courts at home have also recognized the effect PTSD can have on a veteran who is trying to transition to civilian life while haunted by memories from the theater. Learn how to protect your right to benefits and special consideration if you suffer from PTSD.
Getting Veterans Disability Compensation for PTSD
Veterans disability compensation is available to veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of military service.
How to Write a Stressor Statement for a PTSD Claim for Veterans Disability Compensation
Documenting your PTSD properly is key to winning a claim for veterans disability compensation.
Getting a Private Medical Opinion to Support Your PTSD Claim for Veterans Disability
A letter from a private doctor discussing your PTSD and how it's service-connected can help you get veterans disability benefits.
Help for Veterans With PTSD Who Are Accused of Crimes
If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you have certain advantages in the criminal justice system.
Help for Vets With PTSD Who Are Convicted of Crimes
A diagnosis of PTSD can help veterans with lighter sentences, grounds for appeal, treatment in jail, and early parole.
PTSD Issues for Current Military Service Members
While you are on active duty for the military, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and not realize it.
Can I Get Social Security Benefits for My PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be the basis for a successful Social Security disability claim, but it must be properly medically documented.
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Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits
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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability
Written by a former SSA medical consultant, Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is the essential book for learning about the disability process, and can be helpful whether you hire or lawyer or not.
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