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Disability Claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Denton County PTSD SSDI Lawyers

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

If you or a loved one is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is possible to get Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will need to see evidence of your past trauma, your current symptoms, and the limitations you are experiencing as a result of your PTSD.

Obtaining Social Security disability benefits for PTSD can be difficult, but knowledgeable legal guidance from our Dallas-Fort Worth Social Security disability lawyers can help. We have more than 60 years of combined experience handling legal issues related to Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, and related matters. Schedule a free case evaluation with our firm today.

We're ready to help! Call our PTSD disability lawyers today at 972-671-9922 or submit an online contact form 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 PTSD Disability 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

Medical Evidence Needed to Qualify for SSDI for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The question of "is PTSD a disability" can be proven with a presentation of your medical records. When filing for disability benefits with PTSD, your medical records should show at least one detailed documentation of a typical episode of PTSD symptoms. Details that help include the frequency and duration of the panic attacks and what triggers or worsens your symptoms. Additionally, it helps to have your doctor's professional opinion on if your PTSD symptoms match your normal mental state, and how your PTSD symptoms affect your ability to function both at home and at work.

How to Apply for SSDI Benefits for PTSD

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. Our legal team can help you work to prove that your mental impairment satisfies the legal requirements to establish entitlement to disability benefits.

Information that will be considered includes:

  • When you were diagnosed with a 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

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 speak to one of our Dallas-Fort Worth Social Security disability attorneys about your case, call our office at 972-671-9922 or contact us online to request an initial case evaluation.

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