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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Social Security Disability Benefits

post traumatic stress disorder

PTSD can affect people in different ways, but it usually affects them in a very serious manner.

When most people hear the term post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, they assume it’s in reference to a war veteran. While this disorder, which used to be known as shell shock following World War I, is typically used to describe the mental state of many people who see combat, it is not limited to that one group of people. There are plenty of traumatic experiences that can bring on PTSD. For people experiencing an inability to work because of post-traumatic stress disorder, you have an avenue for aid in Social Security Disability benefits.

Symptoms of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological problem whose symptoms are not always constant and do not always manifest immediately after a traumatic event. Feelings of hopelessness, anger, guilt, shame, or numbness are common with PTSD. Many people report vivid flashbacks or dreams of the event, and often have trouble sleeping or feeling motivated to complete even basics tasks like working.

PTSD and Social Security Disability

Since PTSD can lead to difficulty with daily activities, Social Security Disability Benefits are available to individuals suffering from the disorder. Documentation of your difficulties with PTSD is vital to filing a Social Security Disability benefits claim. Legal representation from an attorney experienced in filing Social Security Disability benefits claims will help ensure your claim is comprehensive and complete.  

Call Jenkins Block & Associates To Seek Social Security Disability Benefits For PTSD!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to work out intricate Social Security Disability qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!


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