Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
As mental health becomes more of a focus of the health care system across the country, many more mental impairments are being recognized as disabilities. This is the case for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Individuals who suffer from debilitating PTSD may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) insurance benefits.
To get all the information you need about applying for SSD benefits if you are diagnosed with PTSD, turn to our lawyers at Bartels Sherman & Wallace. Based in Arkansas, we have decades of experience that we use when providing tailored representation to clients across the state and country. We are sensitive to the needs of individuals who are dealing with the impact of mental health challenges and work to resolve the SSD case as efficiently as possible.
The Causes Of PTSD
While PTSD is often associated with military servicemen and women returning from active duty, PTSD is also a recognized diagnosis for individuals who have suffered a range of traumatic events, including:
- A serious injury
- Personal violence
- Death of a loved one or friend
- Rape or abuse
- Fire, earthquake, hurricane or other natural disaster
- Heart attack, stroke, cancer or other serious health condition
Since PTSD can make it difficult to function and complete daily activities, some sufferers may need Social Security benefits. Our attorneys will help you gather supporting documentation of your diagnosis, including your current limitations and symptoms, as well as evidence of the past traumatic event that precipitated the PTSD.
Helping You From The Very First Step
You do not need to face the Social Security Administration (SSA) alone. Contact us today online or by phone at 870-330-4377. You can schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team to discuss your case and options.