PTSD and depression are directly related. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may be the reason for your depression. If you know a veteran or are a veteran suffering from depression that is possibly from PTSD, you may be entitled to VA benefits. To learn more, talk to our PTSD and Depression benefits lawyers for free. Just fill out the free consultation form or call toll-free at (866) 232-5777.
About PTSD and Depression
Many veterans that were in combat have experienced mental problems due to traumatic experiences. However, to suffer from PTSD a veteran does not necessarily have had to be in a combat zone. PTSD can be caused by any significant stressor that is military related. PTSD can cause hypervigilance, paranoia, anger problems, and unreasonable fears. Many veterans may isolates themselves from society due to PTSD which can cause depression problems. Depression and PTSD are very closely related. Traumatic events can cause depression that affects the way a veteran thinks, eats, sleeps, and their self-image. The effects from PTSD can cause long lasting depression that may entitle veterans to VA disability.
Talk to a PTSD and Depression Benefits Lawyer for Free
Dealing with PTSD and depression benefits can be one of the hardest challenges of a veterans life. Handling a VA disability claim can be very hard for veterans due to their physical or mental problems that caused their PTSD or depression. Woods and Woods has teams of attorneys, paralegals, and case-managers that have years of experience dealing with veterans PTSD and depression benefits claims. Thousands of veterans have sought legal help from Woods and Woods. Let us help you through this difficult time in your life. Click here or call (866) 232-5777. The call and consultation is free. You don’t owe us a penny until we win your case.
PTSD and Depression Benefits Can Pay Over $2,900 a Month
PTSD is caused by a traumatic event. Depression follows traumatic events very regularly. Therefore, your depression may be from your service in the military. Many veterans are unable to work because the depression from PTSD has drastically changed their life. For this reason, the VA grants disability claims to veterans unable to work due to their service connected depression and PTSD. Your troubles from PTSD and depression may keep you out of the workplace. Many veterans are granted Total Disability for Individual Unemployability ( TDIU) for their PTSD and depression VA disability claims. TDIU monthly compensation may be more than $2,900 hundred a month according to the Veterans Administrations ratings compensation tables.
PTSD and Depression Benefits Examples
Veteran #1 John is a veteran that served in the Army in Vietnam. Since his service he has dealt with anger problems. These anger problems eventually led to his family splitting up. John has since had depression problems over his family problems that were caused by his PTSD.
Veteran #2 George served active-duty during peace time in the U.S. Air Force. George was stationed on an aircraft carrier where he saw one of his close brothers plane crash into the deck ultimately killing him. Since this event George has had mental issues. He is afraid of loud noises and whenever a plane passes over his house he feels extremely anxious. George’s unreasonable fears have severely complicated his daily life. Even going to the grocery store can cause his anxiety to flare. Even though George knows these fears are unreasonable he can’t cope with daily life. The extreme changes in his lifestyle have led to depression problems.
PTSD and depression are connected in so many different ways. Many veterans don’t know how to legally connected their depression problems to their PTSD. Woods and Woods VA Disability Lawyers have worked with thousands of veterans and their families. Let us help you obtain the benefits you may be entitled to for VA disability due to your depression and PTSD. The call and the consultation are free. We only charge a fee if we win your case. The fee is a percentage of your back pay and we never touch your future benefits. Click here or call: (866) 232-5777.
Tips on Filing a Claim for Depression and PTSD Benefits
Seek Treatment: Your veterans benefits claim is largely based upon medical evidence for your PTSD and depression claims. If you don’t have medical documentation on your PTSD and depression seek the help of a doctor and get diagnosed.
Contact a Lawyer: The VA will have an attorney. So should you! VA Disability claims and appeals for depression and PTSD can get complicated. The VA will have a lawyer, shouldn’t you?
Talk to Other Veterans: Seek counseling for your PTSD and depression problems. If you are eligible for VA healthcare then you are eligible for mental health treatment. Too many veterans take their lives from depression problems. Contact you local VA to talk about help and options for PTSD and depression. Many VA clinics have veterans support groups with veterans who are dealing with the same issues.
Eligibility for PTSD and Depression Benefits
To be eligible for PTSD and depression benefits the veteran must not have had a dishonorable discharge. The veteran must also have been diagnosed with PTSD, depression, or other related mental health problems. Your social security disability claim will not effect your eligibility for VA disability benefits.
PTSD and Depression Benefits Denials
Everyday a large number of PTSD and depression benefits claims are denied. You have the option to appeal your VA disability claim for your PTSD, depression, and other related mental health problems. Depression and PTSD VA disability benefits appeals get complicated quickly. Taking your VA disability claim for PTSD or depression to the Board of Veterans Appeals ( BVA ) can be an extremely difficult task. We highly recommend you contact a veterans benefits attorney about your appeal. Woods and Woods has worked with thousands of veterans and their families. Was your PTSD claim denied? Let us help you with your PTSD and depression VA disability claims.
Total Disability for Individual Unemployability ( TDIU ) for PTSD and Depression Claims
Many veterans are eligible for Total Disability for Individual Unemployability ( TDIU ) for their PTSD and depression claims. TDIU claimants may be awarded over $2,900 a month for depression and PTSD claims. Total Disability for Individual Unemployability claims are complex and many veterans or their care-takers don’t know where to even begin. If you feel you are totally disabled from PTSD and depression we recommend you call experienced attorneys for free.