The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers disability benefits to veterans and recognizes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for veterans’ benefits. However, the claims process is not easy, which often discourages veterans from pursuing the benefits they need to live a healthier, happier life.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Karl Truman is a veterans’ disability attorney who served 28 years in the United States Army. He has seen firsthand the effects of military service on veterans and the challenges that they face when living with debilitating mental and physical conditions. As an attorney, he has helped many veterans through the application and appeals processes to secure their benefits.
PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Natural disasters, military combat, and assault are some situations that can cause PTSD.
Some degree of anxiety, shock, depression and fear after a traumatic event is to be expected as part of processing the event. It can be difficult to go about your daily life after witnessing extreme violence or destruction. However, if your symptoms persist several weeks after the incident with no improvement, it is possible that you are having the severe stress response known as PTSD. This disorder involves four categories of symptoms that can manifest in different forms:
If you think you may be experiencing the symptoms of PTSD, please schedule an appointment with your doctor. It is a serious mental health disorder and you deserve effective treatment and a support network. The attorneys at our law firm can help you secure VA benefits for PTSD. These benefits are owed to you and will help you live with the expenses, costs, and requirements of the disorder.
The Compensation and Pension Service (C&P) is the division of the VA that will assess your claim. You will need to fill out various forms and complete interviews as part of the veterans’ disability claims process. Some of the documentation you will need to provide includes:
It is not always easy to secure the benefits you deserve. It takes time and effort to gather information and do necessary paperwork. Often, claims are denied, and people resign themselves to continue suffering from PTSD instead of appealing.
Mr. Truman understands that the process can be frustrating and overwhelming. He and his staff can help you through the application process and the appeal process if your claim is denied. He will fight for you to have access to the care and treatment you need, so you can focus on taking care of yourself.
It is our honor to serve veterans and their families in the Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky areas. Please contact us today at 812-282-8500 for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help you get the benefits you need.