Seeking Veterans Disability Benefits for PTSD

Veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at a significantly higher rate than the rest of the population. When this condition is the result of experiences suffered during their military service, it can qualify them for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). So how do you go about seeking disability benefits as a veteran with PTSD?

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Five Things Veterans Need to Know About Psychological Disabilities

When people discuss disabled veterans, often the focus tends to stay on physical disabilities, which are more obvious and pronounced. However, the psychological impact of military service can be just as disabling as any physical injury, leaving veterans struggling to hold down a job or care for their basic needs. Here are five things veterans need to know about psychological disabilities:

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Seven Potential Signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Veterans are substantially more likely than regular citizens to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, with around 7% of veterans dealing with the disorder. However, a shocking number of veterans never get treated, due in part to not recognizing the symptoms, meaning they do not receive the care or benefits they are otherwise entitled to. Here are seven potential signs of PTSD you should watch out for:

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Rate of Suicide Among Female Veterans Down 14.1%

Thanks to efforts from mental health professionals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (more commonly referred to as the VA), suicide rates among female veterans have declined by 14.1% in 2022, according to the Military Times. This decrease in suicide rates is attributed to increased accessibility of care for women in the military, as well as a greater understanding of the challenges that female veterans face. There are also more resources for female veterans looking to re-enter into the civilian workforce.

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What is PTSD, and Why Are Veterans At Such High Risk of It?

No population in America is at higher risk of suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than veterans. This psychological disorder causes countless problems for those who suffer from it, and veterans in particular can struggle against its effects due to difficulties seeking and obtaining treatment. But what exactly is PTSD, and why are veterans at such high risk of getting it?

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Five Things You Need to Know About PTSD As a Veteran

Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is one of the most common psychological problems that veterans face when their service is over. Unfortunately, many veterans lack the understanding they need to deal with their condition appropriately. Here are five things you should know about PTSD as a veteran: Continue reading “Five Things You Need to Know About PTSD As a Veteran”

Seven Major Injuries That Result in Veteran Disabilities

It should come as no surprise that entering the military can be incredibly risky for someone’s health, and soldiers face constant threats to their health and safety. However, some people might be surprised to learn exactly how veterans tend to get injured, which can lead to serious long-term disabilities. Here are seven of the most common injuries that cause veteran disabilities:

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Applying For VA Benefits Due to a Psychological Disability

When people discuss disability among veterans, a lot of the attention tends to go towards people with obvious physical impairments, such as people who have lost limbs or who suffer from chronic pain. However, the potential psychological impairments that people can suffer as a result of their service can be just as debilitating as any physical injury. But how do you go about applying for VA benefits when your primary issue is a psychological disability?

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VA Begins Implementation of PAWS Act for Veterans With PTSD

The Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) has begun the process of implementing the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act, also known as the PAWS Act. This process, which started on March 30, will begin the process of helping veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by experimenting with the use of service dogs in treatment. If successful, the program could help veterans around the country to train service dogs as part of their treatment for their PTSD.

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Five Service-Related Disabilities That May Not Appear Right Away

Typically, when someone becomes disabled as a result of their military service, it is fairly obvious how they got their disability. However, a surprising number of veterans can spend months or years seemingly fine, only to manifest a service-related disability a long time afterwards. Here are five service-related disabilities that often do not appear right away:

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