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Alabama Disability Attorney Military Vets and PTSD

Alabama Disability Attorney Military Vets and PTSD: The other day I sat, once again, in my office-speaking with another one of our veterans who was suffering from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The strain has caused great difficulty keeping steady employment and has affected their family dynamics. After reviewing the soldier's medical and military record and reading what they had gone through, I was amazed that they had done as well as they had thus far.

PTSD is a serious mental condition which develops after a person has experienced a traumatic event, and unfortunately we have seen an increase in post traumatic stress cases due our soldiers returning home from the war.

The Social Security Administration lists Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a condition which can be disabling when the symptoms interferes with the person's ability to engage in sustained work activity. Listing 12.06 in the Code of Federal Regulations lays out in specifics the impairments which a sufferer has to have in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits for this condition; however, if you do not "meet or equal" this listing, you may still be entitled to disability benefits if your condition, in conjunction with any other physical or mental impairment, prevents you from returning to work you have done in the past and other substantial work you might be qualified to perform given your age, education and acquired work skills.

Moreover, if your disability began while you were on active military service-on or after October 1, 2001-then your claim is entitled to be expedited. This process covers anyone who was on active duty at the time they became disabled, whether at home or on foreign soil, whether the disability is based on a physical impairment, mental impairment or a combination of the two.

Active duty apples to: (1) anyone on full time duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard and includes active duty for training; (2) students at U.S. Military academies; (3) National Guard components who were ordered into active duty by Order of the President of the United States during a time of war or national emergency; or (4) Reserve components of the U.S. military and includes active duty during full time training duty, annual training duty and attendance while in the active ser4vice at a school designated as a Military Service School.

If you or a loved one lives in Alabama, you are suffering from the effects of post traumatic stress disorder and you believe you are disabled as the result and are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you do not have to take on the Social Security Administration alone. Please feel free to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today. 

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