Many veterans in Texas deal with physical or mental disabilities after their service is over. Some veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a debilitating mental condition that makes it hard to function in everyday life. If you’re dealing with PTSD, you might qualify for disability benefits.
How do you know if you qualify for benefits?
To qualify for Veterans Administration (VA) disability benefits, you’ll have to meet a few requirements. First, you must have an official PTSD diagnosis from a doctor. The traumatic event must have happened during your time in the military–you won’t qualify if the event happened before your service. Additionally, your PTSD must be so severe that interferes with your ability to function normally and hold down a job.
When you submit an application for VA disability, you’ll also have to prove that you suffered from a qualifying event. This could be a serious injury, a sexual assault or a time where you were threatened with injury or death. Once you’ve met all these qualifications, you might be able to get health insurance, disability benefits and treatment for your PTSD. A disability attorney could help you apply for these benefits at your convenience.
How do you apply for benefits?
To apply, you’ll have to fill out multiple forms and go through the screening process. You might have to provide evidence that shows that you’re suffering from PTSD. Many applicants get rejected on their first try, so an attorney could help you apply for benefits and get everything right the first time.
If you do get rejected, your attorney could help you appeal the decision. You’ll have to apply before the time limit expires. If necessary, your attorney could guide you through multiple appeals and hearings until you finally get the benefits that you deserve.