Today was another day of celebration as the Odunlami Law Firm successfully obtained Social Security disability benefits for our veteran client who has been suffering the debilitating effects of PTSD after returning from combat.
It is easy to spot physical injury on a war veteran – missing limbs, head injuries and physical scars. However, some of the injuries sustained from active combat are not visible. Post Traumatic Stress Disability can result when after a veteran witnesses or goes through a life-threatening situation or a dangerous event involving injury, death or violence such as combat death, sexual assault or a traumatic accident, to name but a few.
A diagnosis of PTSD is made by a psychiatrist or a psychologist. The symptoms associated with PTSD include but are not limited to the following:
Loss of interest in day to day activities
Nightmares and/or insomnia or flashbacks
Heightened agitation / easily startled
Reliving the traumatic event
Avoiding reminders of the traumatic event
Hostility to friends and family
Constantly being on the lookout for danger
PTSD is an all too common mental health disorder suffered by American military veterans who have seen first-hand the gruesome realities of war. PTSD can be severe enough to prevent a veteran from returning to gainful employment or the life he or she had prior to their service. SSDI is a federal program designed to supplement the income of veterans who are unable to return to normal employment.
Unfortunately, the process involved in obtaining SSDI benefits can be time consuming and complicated.
The Odunlami Law Firm are Social Security Disability Lawyers are experienced in helping disabled veterans obtain the disability benefits they deserve. If you are a veteran and you suffer from PTSD as a result of the trauma from your tour of duty, you deserve to be compensated. Call 973-993-1900 for a consultation regarding your Social Security Disability benefits.