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Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability For PTSD?

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: December 9, 2015
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Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a condition that emerges when a person has been exposed to a dangerous, violent, or terrifying situation. Persons, who have been involved in natural disasters, like floods, earthquakes, or hurricanes, or have been involved in certain types of serious accidents, plane crashes, train accidents, horrific dog bites, or other animal attacks are all likely to suffer from symptoms of PTSD.

Symptoms include anxiety, nightmares, depression, irritability, loss of appetite, loss of weight, inability to participate in social activities, alienation, flashbacks, temper outbursts and other symptoms that can severely impair a person’s life and his quality of living. If you suffer from PTSD, get in touch with a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorney to learn how you can qualify for benefits.

You may be able to qualify under the Social Security Administration’s listing for anxiety-related disorders. However, you must be able to establish that you suffer from severe anxiety, and that this makes it difficult for you to live a normal life. Merely suffering from frequent nightmares, or feeling depressed, may not be sufficient.

You may also qualify for a medical-vocational allowance which means that your claim is approved because the agency finds that your condition makes it difficult for you to work and earn a living. It is important that your symptoms of PTSD be severe, and you frequently suffer from anxiety, concentration problems, memory problems, and other issues that affect your ability to work and be productive.

It’s important to establish the severity of your condition, and for this, you must be able to provide strong medical records. Discuss what type of medical evidence you need to establish your claim for post traumatic stress disorder by discussing your case with Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorney. Schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorney today, and discuss whether you are eligible for benefits for PTSD.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.