Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits For PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often misunderstood and downplayed. The person may appear outwardly fine while privately suffering and living in dread of the next episode. While PTSD takes a severe mental and physical toll, it is difficult to prove in a disability claim.
At Abromson & Carey, Attorneys at Law, we know that people suffering from PTSD are not faking or crazy. We know that PTSD is very real and very debilitating. If you are unable to work because of post-traumatic stress, our legal team will fight to secure your Social Security Disability benefits. For a free initial consultation, contact our Newark law office.
Evidence Supporting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress is a severe and lasting psychological reaction to some bad event. After the normal shock wears off, some people become “stuck” and cannot function or resume life as before. A diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder usually requires evidence of:
- Exposure to a traumatic event — a serious accident, proximity to an explosion, witnessing or experiencing acts of violence
- Reexperiencing — reliving the event through flashbacks and nightmares
- Avoidance — not wanting to talk about the event; avoiding people, places or other triggers that remind the person of the incident
- Hyperarousal — inability to sleep, jumpiness, hypervigilance, paranoia
An Experienced PTSD Lawyer
Since 1985, attorney Glenn Carey has represented people in Social Security Disability claims and long-term disability insurance claims (ERISA or private). He is well-versed in the Social Security Administration’s listings for post-traumatic stress and related anxiety disorders. His experience in the SSDI claims and appeals process and his in-depth knowledge of the medical jargon and the disability criteria are a major advantage in pursuing the benefits you deserve.
For example, people suffering from PTSD commonly experience physiological and emotional symptoms such as night sweats, sleep apnea, racing pulse, panic attacks, irritability or outbursts, and alcohol or drug abuse. These are the details that can often make or break a disability claim. We work closely with clients, family members and medical providers to document the psychiatric evidence and collateral effects of PTSD to the satisfaction of SSA administrators, hearing judges or insurance companies.
Free Consultation And Caring Support
If you cannot work because of post-traumatic symptoms, we will take care of your disability claim so you can focus on getting your life back. We serve all Essex County and surrounding counties of North Jersey. Contact us today by sending us an email or calling 877-673-9993 to schedule a free initial consultation with our Newark post-traumatic stress disorder lawyer.
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