V.A. Benefit Strategy

Veterans’ disability claims often focus on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.  These ratings are required of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to qualify for appropriate benefits.

An accurate initial PTSD diagnosis is  crucial.  The patient will be rated on a scale of disability.  Often providing the correct information can make a huge difference in being properly rated on the PTSD scale.

There are specific criteria and symptoms that must be evident to determine a soldiers’ degree of impairment. There also must be evidence that the PTSD resulted from a service-connected event.

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that causes changes in a person’s physical and mental behavior. These changes can include the inability to work, irritability and isolation. Other symptoms include memory loss, hallucinations, angry outbursts and suicidal or homicidal thoughts.

A Veteran diagnosed with PTSD may be eligible to receive VA disability benefits if the Veteran’s claim is approved. These monthly benefits can include compensation, health insurance and other services to both the Veteran and his or her family.