We frequently represent individuals in Social Security disability claims who are suffering from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in circumstances that many times involve military Veterans who have served our country. This may result from involvement in armed conflict or as a result of military sexual assault. Just as likely is the circumstance where an individual is suffering from PTSD as a result of trauma that they may have experienced from physical or emotional abuse during childhood, in a domestic violence situation or as a result of a crime of violence.
The effects of PTSD can be significant and crippling in terms of one’s ability to function from day to day at home (nonetheless in a work setting). And yet, understanding the type of treatment and proof required to satisfy the requirements of the Social Security regulations may not be so obvious.
Just as with every manner of Social Security disability claim, it’s important to show that one is suffering from a severe medically determinable impairment which, despite prescribed treatment, has caused one to remain disabled from any manner of gainful employment for what has been, or will be, a year or longer. Continue reading