Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Veterans Disability

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is now recognized as a qualifying impairment for veterans disability benefits. Long misunderstood, there is now an extensive body of medical evidence documenting the reality of PTSD and the psychological, emotional and physical effects it can have on veterans. However, many PTSD veterans disability claims are still denied because the claims lack vital information documenting the link between a service-related event or series of events and existence of the impairment.

In a recent study, 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were shown to suffer PTSD symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with PTSD or another psychiatric condition and your veterans disability claim has been denied, it may still be possible to obtain veterans benefits. Get legal help today.

Experienced Veterans Disability Benefit Attorneys

Dale Buchanan & Associates is a law firm dedicated to helping veterans perfect their disability claims, so that they can get the veterans disability benefits they deserve. We understand how to collect needed information and present it in a form satisfactory to the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you have been denied benefits or wish to improve your disability rating, we may be able to help you.

PTSD Presumption

It used to be difficult for people suffering PTSD to obtain veterans disability benefits. In 2010 however, the Department of Veterans Affairs changed its policy regarding PTSD. Under the new standard, a veteran does not have to prove a direct link between a service-related event and PTSD by providing direct evidence such as an incident report. Instead, the finding of a psychiatrist that a memory of a traumatic event is tied to PTSD can be sufficient to establish a service-connection. This PTSD presumption can make it easier for veterans who served in noncombatant roles to obtain benefits.

In a free consultation, a lawyer at Dale Buchanan & Associates can review your situation and explain how we can help you.

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To learn more about PTSD and veterans disability benefits, contact Dale Buchanan & Associates. We represent clients throughout the U.S. from our headquarters in Chattanooga and six other offices.