PTSD is a result of a person experiencing a traumatic event. Any number of situations can trigger PTSD for service members, as they are routinely exposed to stressful and traumatic occurrences.
Some of the Common Symptoms of PTSD may include:
- Panic Attacks
- Generalized Anxiety
- Reliving the event, or flashbacks
- Feelings of detachment, emotional numbness or depression
- Avoiding situations that are reminiscent of the traumatic event
- Not talking about the traumatic event
- Living in a constant state of alertness or readiness for danger
- Loss of interest in normal daily activities
Veterans experiencing these symptoms should contact a health care professional to determine whether they are suffering from PTSD.
There are many combat Veterans who have developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of military service are eligible to receive disability compensation for their condition. PTSD is a serious disorder that requires ongoing treatment which may not be possible if the veteran is not awarded an adequate amount from the VA.
The VA, Veterans Disability and what is needed to get a PTSD Disability Rating:
In the past, the VA has maintained strict requirements for claiming PTSD disability but in recent years these have become less stringent. Since 2010, veterans are no longer required to prove that the PTSD-triggering event actually occurred. This applies to combat veterans and any veteran who experienced fear of hostile terrorist activity.
The way to create A DIRECT SERVICE CONNECTION FOR PTSD, VETERANS MUST HAVE:
- A current PTSD diagnosis
- A statement about the event that caused their trauma
- Consistency between the veteran’s statement and the conditions of their service
- A medical opinion that the stressor had a sufficient enough impact on them to cause PTSD