Fairhope SSD Lawyer Working Tirelessly for Those Suffering From PTSD
Did you know nearly 9 million people suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) every single year? PTSD is a complex mental health disorder that can be caused or made worse by depression, anxiety, or other naturally occurring factors. Just going to the doctor for a PTSD diagnosis can be difficult. Often PTSD symptoms can evolve into a chronic, debilitating disease, making it nearly impossible to obtain or keep a job. It can also become hard to manage relationships with loved ones or even take care of yourself. If your PTSD has gotten to this point, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Walton Law LLC can help make sure the process of applying for SSD benefits isn’t any more stressful than it needs to be.
Does the Social Security Administration Classify PTSD as a Disability?
Surprisingly, yes. PTSD is listed on the Social Security Administration’s list of qualifying disabilities. PTSD is considered a trauma related mental disorder. Of course, every case has its own set of challenges. In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you will need to prove to a judge that your disability is so severe that you are unable to make a living wage or take care of yourself. A lot of people with PTSD are able to manage it in a way that allows them to still lead a normal life. Because of that, the Social Security Administration has very specific guidelines for what they consider to be a qualifying case of PTSD. A Social Security disability lawyer can look at your health records and advise you on which federal benefits you should apply for.
How Difficult is it to Get Disability Benefits for PTSD?
If you want to get approved for Social Security Disability benefits, you’ll first need to prove the severity of your condition to the Social Security Administration. Sadly, simply having PTSD won’t be enough to qualify for SSD, so you’ll want to make sure you put together a file filled with strong documentation and medical records before you even start the application. A trusted Social Security lawyer who has worked on many PTSD cases will be able to help you gather the necessary documents to create a winning case.
How Do You Qualify for PTSD Based Disability?
In order to be approved for any Social Security Disability benefits for PTSD, you’ll need medical reports proving you have symptoms that will qualify you. Symptoms can include things like exposure to war or death, going through the same traumatic event more than once, or mood swings surrounding an event. You also must be extremely limited in your abilities to do things, like interact with others, remember information, or manage your life. There are, of course, other symptoms or combinations of symptoms that could potentially qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits. A Social Security lawyer can break these options down for you and help create an undeniable case.
How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits if I Have PTSD?
Applying for Social Security Disability can be tough. Studies show over the vast majority of applications are denied. And the reality is, if you’re suffering from PTSD, you’re already going through a lot of stress. The last thing you want to do is add a high-stress situation to your plate. If you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits and going through PTSD, it is highly advised you speak to a Social Security lawyer first. Walton Law LLC can walk you through the process and put you at ease. Call us at 251-455-5819 and set up a free one on one consultation.