Veterans with PTSD should apply for benefits

After returning from war, life isn’t always easy for veterans of war. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be a debilitating problem for these veterans trying to adjust to life back home. Veterans should look for financial assistance they are entitled to via U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits.

“PTSD is not a new problem,” according to the Vietnam Veterans of America website. “It is simply a more recent label for an age-old disorder that has been in existence since stone-age warriors were beating each other with clubs. Around 1980, the American Psychiatric Association designated PTSD to describe a delayed-stress syndrome commonly experienced by combat-veterans.”

There have been many changes to how PTSD claims have been processed by VA, but veterans who qualify are entitled to these benefits. Depressiond.org said symptoms of PTSD can include nightmares and flashbacks in Class 1, inability to enjoy activities or have loving feelings in Class 2 and an inability to sleep and irritability in Class 3. Veterans should seek assistance and benefits if suffering from these symptoms.

The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates are experts in obtaining evidence and proving PTSD claims. It is important for veterans to seek psychological treatment for their condition, including counseling and medication. This treatment is viewed as critical evidence in support of a PTSD claim by VA officials.