FREE PTSD Veteran Disability Case Evaluation
If you clicked on this page you are probably frustrated, confused, and hurting. As a veteran with PTSD, you have earned the right to VA benefits. If you have a PTSD claim that has been denied, let us see if we can help you. Disability is all we do at Hill and Ponton. Our attorneys have handled thousands of VA cases and understand each case is unique, especially PTSD.
We’ve been helping veterans like you get their benefits for over 20 years and we’d like the opportunity to help you. Check out our video below where our Attorneys Matthew Hill and Carol Ponton discuss PTSD and getting proper ratings at the VA.
What Is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a recognized psychiatric disorder that a person may develop after exposure to a traumatic event. For many years, PTSD went widely undiagnosed or was not recognized as the serious condition it is. Thanks to advancements in research and the breakdown of social stigmas, we have more information about the condition than ever before.
Symptoms of PTSD
PTSD symptoms are usually categorized within four general groups:
- Intrusive memories
- Avoidance behaviors
- Negative changes in thought and mood
- Emotional Reactions
What Evidence Does The VA Require for PTSD Claims?
For your claim to PTSD benefits to be successful, your PTSD Claim must have three things:
- A Current PTSD Diagnosis
- Evidence of a stressor in-service
- A medical nexus opinion linking the current diagnosis to the in-service stressor.
If you are missing one of the above, your claim will be denied. When seeking compensation for PTSD, many veterans benefit from seeking out the help of a veterans lawyer who has expertise in the VA’s compensation system. Look no further, our veterans disability lawyers have been specializing in VA disability for over 20 years now. If you need help, please complete our form below to speak with us! You don’t have to do this alone.