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Veterans Disability FAQ: I have PTSD. What are my options?

Veterans Disability FAQ: I have PTSD. What are my options?

| Jan 6, 2014

After serving in the military, many veterans experience PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. The traumatic experiences of war and military combat can generate a persistent anxiety in service members. Once the service member completes their service, there is often a “What’s next?” feeling, which can be confusing when dealing with PTSD.

Most Veterans’ Hospitals have PTSD specialists on hand who are trained to handle this common effect of military service. Even if a hospital does not have a specialized PTSD clinic, they will have specialists who can work and talk with you about treatment options and choices. ( Visit here for South Carolina specialty treatment centers). If you feel like you are having an emergency, however, please call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1 for Veterans.

Eligible Veterans, according to the National Center for PTSD, include: Those who have completed active military service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard (or Merchant Marines during WWII), those who were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions, or those who were National Guard members or Reservists who have completed a federal deployment to a combat zone. At certain times, VA hospitals will serve Active Duty members as well.

PTSD affects many aspects of your life. If you are veteran and feel as though you might be suffering from PTSD, consult with your doctor. If you are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, you may be eligible for veteran’s disability compensation. To find out more, contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers for a free consultation about your case to see what may be available to you. Located throughout South Carolina, including Charleston, Greenville, Walterboro, and Columbia, our law firm can help you get the disability benefits and compensation you deserve.

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