How to Qualify for Veterans Benefits

PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a condition that is anxiety-related and can have serious impacts on a person emotionally, physically, and mentally. The way in which the body and mind react to a traumatic event like an accident, death, conflict or any other traumatizing event is what PSTD is about. This condition limits the way an individual can handle the normal daily routines. In other cases, PTSD can be manifested through physical reactions. Certain things can stimulate the condition and exacerbate it.

To qualify for Veterans Benefits, there are some conditions you must prove to be having or experiencing. It is the job of the representatives from Social Security Administration to determine whether your impairment has lasted or is anticipated to last for more than a year.  They additionally review your medical reports to ascertain that you have been diagnosed by a medical profession and also determine the severity of the condition. Triggers are also identified in this process.

It is also required that you show that your condition meets one of the impairments listed in the official listing of impairments. To prove this, you need to show that you have a combination of symptoms that are provided in the impairment listing. Some of the PSTD symptoms that you need to show include:

  • The anxiety that results to nervousness, hyperactivity, motor tension, or alertness and scanning.
  • Fear that is continuous and irrational in certain stressful situations.
  • Multiple panic attacks, with a minimum of at least one attack each week
  • Persistent memories of traumatic events that lead to stress.

Moreover, you need to prove that the symptom that you exhibit above lead to at least two of the following:

  • Reduced number of activities that you can perform in a day
  • A reduced ability to participate and socialize with others
  • Not being able to concentrate on and complete tasks
  • Emotional or physical breakdowns several times that extends for long periods of time.

Proving that you qualify for a veteran benefit may be a bit hard. This is why you need to seek the services of a Veterans Benefits Attorney.

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