Worcester Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Disability Attorney
Framingham SSD Benefits Attorney
In recent years, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been in the news, often because of the increase in cases reported among military personnel returning from war zones. PTDS can affect anyone who has suffered exposure to a severe psychological trauma, including being involved in a serious accident or experiencing the death of a loved one.
A medical diagnosis of PTSD is recognized as a qualified emotional disability for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If you or a member of your family is unable to work because of a PTSD diagnosis, the attorneys at Eden Rafferty are ready to help you with all necessary records and processes for filing a claim. The SSDI system is complex and a high percentage of initial claims are denied for procedural reasons. When you have our team of SSDI professionals on your side, we work diligently to handle all investigations and record keeping the SSDI board expects.
Social Security Disability Insurance is not a welfare program. If you have contributed to the national Social Security Insurance plan through payroll deduction or direct deposit, you are entitled to seek benefits if you can no longer work. We can help you get the benefits you and your family need.
Whether you are filing an initial claim, or you have had your PTSD claim denied and need to appeal, talk to us. We are proud of our record of helping people with emotional and mental disabilities receive the financial benefits they are entitled to from Social Security. We have successfully helped disabled people at all levels of application and review. Senior partner Jane Eden lectures frequently on Social Security Disability issues and is the writer of numerous professional articles on SSDI law.
PTSD is one of many mental health problems and emotional disabilities that qualify for SSDI benefits, including:
- Severe depression
- Bipolar depression
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Neurological disorders
Waiting Period for Social Security Benefits
In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must show that you are unable to work for a minimum of 12 months. But you do not have to wait one year before beginning the application process. As soon as you know you cannot return to work because of your disability, talk to us. We will begin the process immediately.
Worcester Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Disability Lawyer
From our offices in Worcester, we represent clients throughout the MetroWest region and central Massachusetts. Contact us to arrange a free consultation.