Los Angeles Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Attorney
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has received lots of attention over the last few years, particularly because of the number of veterans returning from overseas with the condition. While largely thought of as a wartime injury, it is possible for anyone to become afflicted with the condition who experiences a traumatic event that usually involves injury or death. Post traumatic stress is marked by symptoms like recurring flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, irritability, “jumpiness” or being easily startled, an extreme fear of the event happening again, loss of sleep, and depression. Victims of violent crime, abuse, and accidents often report symptoms of PTSD for years following the event that caused it.
When PTSD impacts a person’s ability to work, the person may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. SSD benefits are awarded independently of any other benefit programs, so even veterans receiving or who have been denied compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs can qualify for separate SSD benefits.
One of the most difficult parts of getting SSD benefits is completing the application. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is notorious for denying applications from individuals who actually qualify for benefits. The reason is because of the SSA’s strict application standards. A person claiming PTSD must include proof of the affliction in the application, and submitting wrong or inadequate proof can lead to a quick denial.
An Experienced Los Angeles Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Attorney
Los Angeles post traumatic stress disorder attorney Tony Adderley has been helping individuals with PTSD get the benefits that they are entitled to from the SSA for several years. He and his legal team can help clients even if they have already been denied for coverage. In many cases, it is just a matter of submitting the proper evidence that stands between a person and his or her benefits. Tony Adderley will review all of his clients’ paperwork and application forms to ensure the application package has the best chance of being approved as possible, and will represent his clients through the appeals process as needed.
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