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Disability Claims for PTSD

Get Help from Our Fort Worth & Dallas Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you or a loved one is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you will need to obtain the powerful legal guidance of our Social Security disability lawyers in Dallas and Fort Worth. We have more than 40 years of combined experience handling legal issues related to Social Security disability insurance. Schedule a free case evaluation with our firm today by contacting us to get started.

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you constantly relive a traumatic moment from your past or have terrible memories that prevent you from working, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder. This disorder can cause you to have substantial difficulty functioning throughout the day. Common causes of PTSD include:

  • Assault
  • War
  • Death of a loved one
  • Rape
  • Other severe trauma

Eligibility for Benefits

In Texas, specific guidelines are set by the Social Security Administration to determine a person's eligibility for Social Security disability benefits. Although there are millions of Americans who suffer the effects of PTSD, only the most severe circumstances will qualify a person for disability benefits.

In order to be considered eligible for benefits, your PTSD symptoms must:

  • Be life threatening
  • Have lasted or be expected to last for at least one year
  • Prevent you from working full time

How to Apply for SSDI Benefits for Your Condition

At Coats & Todd, we serve clients throughout the entire Dallas-Fort Worth metro area to help them obtain the disability benefits that they deserve. To prove eligibility, the Social Security Administration will review your medical records and take into consideration various types of information related to your PTSD condition.

Information that will be considered includes:

  • When you were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder
  • How long you have been undergoing treatment
  • Treatments and prescription medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you have
  • Your expected prognosis

Our legal team can help you prove that your post-traumatic stress disorder is severe enough to qualify you for insurance benefits. Call now or fill out a free case evaluation form online to get started.