Securing Benefits When PTSD Impairs Your Ability to Work
Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) only or primarily with military veterans. While combat and other wartime experience is one cause, many other violent life events are now known to cause PTSD — ranging from an assault or major car accident to sexual abuse or having endured a natural disaster.
Have you been diagnosed with PTSD or another severe anxiety disorder? Or do you have no “official” diagnosis but struggle to deal with severe symptoms such as frequent terrifying thoughts and memories, intense fear of routine daily activities, insomnia and emotional detachment?
Focused Attention to Secure Financial Benefits
If your anxiety condition is disabling and makes consistent work at any job impossible for you, we may be able to help you obtain financial benefits under one of two federal programs:
- Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB), for people who have a significant work history prior to becoming disabled
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for disabled people with very little income and few assets
We help people who have applied for these disability benefits and been denied — an extremely common outcome even for claims ultimately determined valid. Applying diligence in case evaluation and case-building, we have built a strong track record of success in hearings and appeals. In addition, our legal team stands ready to offer guidance on eligibility and other factors associated with your initial application.
We maintain a compassionate law practice focused on helping people in need. We get to know our clients, and our experience with other PTSD sufferers can be a critical asset as we strive to show government evaluators the seriousness of your condition and its impact on you. We have effectively presented medical evidence and physician accounts with great effectiveness on many occasions.
Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Legal Team
At our firm, it will cost you nothing to consult an Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti PTSD lawyer focused on Social Security Disability law. Also, if we are able to pursue your claim, we earn an attorney fee only if you are approved and receive back-due benefits. Call our firm at (734) 485-7000, or email us today to discuss your case.