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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Winning Disability Benefits

Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is often associated with Veterans who have experienced the trauma of war, many people can have the symptoms and mental diagnosis who have experienced other forms of violence, such as spousal abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse as a child. Service members who have been deployed to war zones and experienced the constant threat of death, come under attack, or experienced the death of fellow soldiers typically have some symptoms of PTSD.  However, even service members who have not been sent to Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, or Afghanistan, can struggle with PTSD. Military personnel, policeman, fireman, or volunteers may have experienced trauma in training exercises, protecting civilians, or cleaning up the Pentagon or the towers after 9-11.

PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety, are more common than most people realize and the mental symptoms from these diagnoses can be disabling. The SSA recently issued mental Listing 12.15 for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you or your loved ones are experiencing PTSD and cannot work, Cannon Disability Law can help.  Listing 12.15 specifically addresses PTSD and will help those who are disabled document their impairment so they can obtain disability benefits.  Contact us and we will help you understand how to prove your disability to the Social Security Administration so you can obtain benefits.

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