VA Disability Help for Veterans with PTSD
Sometimes a traumatic experience leaves such a lasting impact on your life that things are changed forever. Left in a state of hyper-alertness and unable to relax, veterans suffering from PTSD often struggle to function in the civilian world. It can seem impossible to focus on the important things — family, friends, a job — when every loud noise or quick movement takes you right back.
What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can develop after a stressful or traumatic event. Usually the situation is one that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. It can be any range of experiences, from being involved in combat to patrolling for roadside IEDs. Whether you witnessed something awful during war or were just there to pick up the pieces, PTSD can have a life-changing effect.
If you are having trouble getting back to regular life and reconnecting with the people you love, you may be suffering from PTSD. Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder experience many different symptoms, including the ones listed below:
- Nightmares/bad dreams
- Trouble sleeping
- Fearful thoughts
- Numbness to emotion
- Finding it difficult to stop thinking about the event
- Upsetting memories
- Pounding heart, fast breathing, sweating
At The Rep For Vets®, our highly qualified VA-accredited claims agents help veterans, including those who have returned from Vietnam, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iraq or Afghanistan. They understand the challenges you face and use the latest technology, including a state-of-the-art national computer system, to handle veterans disability claims that have been denied. Our claims agents have one goal: Take action for you to get you the benefits you deserve.
Improvised Explosive Devices — called IEDs or roadside bombs — have been responsible for about half of combat deaths in Iraq and a third of deaths in Afghanistan since October 2001. Encounters with these bombs are numerous and deadly. But they don’t always kill. Often the victims of IEDs experience extensive physical and emotional injuries. PTSD is one of the most common harms experienced and can change veterans’ lives forever.
What to Do if You’ve Been Diagnosed With PTSD
Veterans with PTSD often consult a lawyer or disability advocate for help. If you’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, talk to one of our experienced VA-accredited claims agents about your options. No matter where you are in the United States, you can call 888-573-7838 for a free initial consultation, or simply complete the online contact form. Serving veterans nationwide from New York to Florida to Alaska, our claims agents have the help you need with your veterans disability claim.