Applying For Disability With PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder which occurs after experiencing a physically or psychologically traumatic event.  Examples may include, but are not limited to, an accident, physical or sexual abuse, or natural disaster.  Veterans may experience events that are both physically and psychologically traumatic in the course of combat during their military career.  PTSD can cause sleeplesness, anger, anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, hypervigilance and fear.  Treatment for PTSD can include medication, counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy and pyschotherapy.

As with any Social Security Disability claim, you must ensure that all of your limitations are documented.   This may be accomplished in your medical records, supplemented with opinion or medical source statements by your treating physicians, or by any other means which can prove your inability work.  Some of the limitations associated with PTSD that could impact your ability to work include fatigue, memory loss or concentration issues.  Some claimants may not be able to perform certain types of work if they have issues with concentration, working closely with coworkers or the general public, or would need to take time off due to medical appointments, sickness or counseling sessions.

Please call our office if you have any questions regarding filing for disability benefits with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.