Social Security Disability for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

ptsdPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) happens after seeing or going through a traumatic event involving injury or death, such as as accident, rape, abuse, killings, natural disasters or even a heart attack.  According to the MAYO Clinic PTSD symptoms may start within months of s traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event.  These symptoms cause significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships.

PTSD symptoms are generally grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, or changed in emotional reactions.  PTSD symptoms can vary in intensity over time.  Treatment for post traumatic stress disorder can involve counseling,  therapy, psychotherapy or a combination of many treatments.

Disability claims for PTSD can be approved by disability claim examiners in two separate ways.  The first route for approval is for individuals whose medical records satisfy the requirements of Social Security’s disability listing on anxiety-related disorders.  The second means of approval is t get a “medial-vocational” allowance.  This may sound like it’s an exception but it’s actually the manner in which the great majority of SSD and SSI disability claims are approved.

Not sure if you qualify?  Call Russ at 888-836-3898 or click here form more information.  Have some questions?  Take a look at our FAQ page.


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