Time for You to Get Some Financial Relief

You know how debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can be. You may have frequent nightmares, jump when you hear loud noises or look over your shoulder whenever you’re walking outside. Even if you’re in a safe place, you might feel under constant threat.

PTSD can hinder your life. It can get so bad that you can’t work.

So you can’t bring in income. The bills pile up. Financial stress adds to your burden.

What can you do?

Get your Social Security Disability benefits. They provide financial relief to make your life easier.

Rosenfeld & Morgan’s South Bend Disability Lawyers help people in Indiana and Michigan pursue appeals after Social Security denies their benefits, which happens all the time.

Many people don’t understand what you’re going through with PTSD, but you’re not alone in this experience.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, around 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year—and it doesn’t just apply to veterans who suffered highly distressing incidents during their military service. Many traumatizing situations can cause this psychiatric disorder.

Our disability attorneys listen to you and understand. You need support. That’s why we’re here.

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits for PTSD

You could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits for PTSD if you show the following symptoms:

  • You have dramatic shifts in your mood and behavior.
  • You cannot have a normal social life.
  • You are hyper-alert in everyday situations.
  • You have extreme nightmares as well as flashbacks and memories.
  • You cannot carry out your responsibilities at work because you have trouble communicating with other people, processing information and concentrating on tasks.

Additionally, with any disability claim, you need to show that you won’t be able to work for at least one year, you can’t work at your current job, and it’s impossible to switch to another line of work.

To prove that you’re suffering from PTSD, you’ll need to provide evidence like medical records from your therapist and psychiatrist. You can also submit hospital records and testimonials from friends, colleagues and other people who have seen you struggle.

One job of a disability lawyer is to help you gather this evidence, so the legwork isn’t all on you. It costs you nothing to start a conversation with Rosenfeld & Morgan.

Appealing a Social Security Disability Denial for PTSD

It’s common for the Social Security Administration to deny an application for benefits. In fact, it happens to most people who apply. PTSD can be particularly challenging because it’s an “invisible” condition that’s hard to get others to see.

But if you get denied, you still have recourse: You can appeal your denial. You only have 60 days from the time you receive your denial notice, so you need to start the process as soon as you can.

That includes calling a disability lawyer to start working on your claim quickly. Having a lawyer advocating for you can increase your chances of winning benefits.

When you’re appealing a denial, we will:

  • Devise a case strategy
  • Go over your Social Security file
  • Gather the proof from your doctor, therapist and psychiatrist
  • Give you guidance on testifying before a disability judge
  • Question any witnesses or experts who testify about you

We know how important it is for you to get Social Security Disability benefits.

They could make all the difference in the world, giving you some stability when you’re having a rough time. You live with your trauma every day. It doesn’t go away easily. You need the space for medical treatment and healing.

Rosenfeld & Morgan is here for you. Let us help you start a new chapter.