Veterans can now temporarily qualify for a 100% disability rating for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the basis of alcohol and drug abuse. To determine an appropriate amount of disability compensation per month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assigns a disability rating based on the intensity of a former servicemember’s condition.
According to 38 Code of Federal Regulations §4.130, to qualify for a rating of 100% for PTSD, a veteran must exhibit total occupational and social impairment. This level of impairment is displayed by symptoms like:
In short, the veteran’s behavior must demonstrate a considerable danger to himself or herself as a result of in-service incidents.
Fight4Vets is now able to help veterans establish a temporary 100% PTSD rating for symptoms of alcohol and drug abuse. Though the link between service-based PTSD and substance abuse has long been acknowledged by medical science, the VA has not added these symptoms to the list of indications of occupational and social impairment associated with PTSD.
If you are a veteran suffering from PTSD and would like help with your VA disability claim, Fight4Vets is here to help you. We offer a free disability calculator that can offer an estimated disability percentage and monthly payment amount. If you think you may be eligible for disability benefits on the basis of PTSD or other service-related disabilities, contact us today for a free consultation.