Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Social Security Disability Benefits

PTSD and the Social Security Administration

Sometimes, a traumatic experience leaves such a lasting impact on your life, that you can't work, even though that's what you want to do. If you've been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and your doctor says you can't work anymore, if you're trying to hold down a job and are really struggling, talk to us at Binder & Binder® about your options.

We represent tens of thousands of people each year across the United States, including members of the military who have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan. We'll deal with the government, you have enough to worry about.

Understanding SSA Disability Requirements

If you have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you may be approved for SSD benefits if your medical record meets certain requirements set by the Social Security Administration. At Binder & Binder®, we can help you understand those requirements, and see to it that your application is filed correctly.

You may also be able to have your SSD or SSI disability claim approved through a medical vocational allowance if a disability adjudicator finds that your condition is severe. This may be the case if you cannot return to your past work or switch to another line of work.

If You're Having Trouble Making Ends Meet

Many people who cannot work due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have trouble making ends meet. At Binder & Binder®, our advocates know the financial strain this can put on you and your family. While SSD benefits may be a great resource, the Social Security program rules assume that working families have access to other resources to provide support during periods of short-term disabilities — including workers' compensation, disability insurance and savings. At Binder & Binder®, we can talk to you about those options too. We can also help injured veterans find the support they need.

Contact Binder & Binder®

Many people in your situation turn to lawyers or specialized advocates for answers about PTSD and their SSD benefits. We believe that your best choice is to call Binder & Binder® at 1-800-66-BINDER or complete our online contact form. We have locations nationwide and serve clients all over America from New York to the Midwest to California — no matter where you live.

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