Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Veterans’ Disability Claims


According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition resulting from exposure to direct or indirect threat of death, serious injury or a physical threat.” PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that can be caused by either physical trauma or psychological trauma, or a combination of both. Symptoms of PTSD are also physical, psychological, or both.

Veterans of the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom), War on Terror (including the War in Afghanistan), and all other recent conflicts are suffering from increased levels of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms of PTSD may manifest themselves shortly after the event, or they may not appear until years later.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will pay disability compensation and health care benefits to veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. However, each veteran must prove that he or she is suffering from PTSD, including providing medical evidence of PTSD such as doctor and hospital reports.

At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced disability claims attorneys. Harold W. Conick has been accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans in their disability claims, and he is a member of the National Association of Veterans’ Advocates. We understand what the VA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.

We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.