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Category: PTSD Benefits

Obtaining TDIU Benefits for PTSD

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 23, 2022 | PTSD Benefits

Veterans with service-connected disabilities that make them unable to work qualify for a “total disability rating based on individual unemployability” (TDIU or IU) benefits. Qualifying disabilities include physical injuries and mental conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here is a brief guide about how severe PTSD symptoms might qualify you for TDIU. The Effects of… read more

The Differences Between VA Disability Compensation Benefits and VA Pension Benefits

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | February 24, 2022 | Disability Compensation,PTSD Benefits,State Veteran Benefits

Although VA disability compensation benefits and VA pension benefits are both a type of monthly payment, that is where the similarities end. In short, VA disability compensation benefits are monthly payments for medical disability’s that are related to active duty, while VA pension benefits are monthly payments made to a veteran when they are unable… read more

What Is The Job Of A VA Lawyer?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | February 24, 2022 | Disability Compensation,Firm News,Legal Update,PTSD Benefits,State Veteran Benefits

In my opinion, a VA representative’s job is two-fold. First, help the veteran win their appeal for disability compensation benefits by obtaining the evidence needed to win the claim and putting forth persuasive legal arguments. Almost as equally important is to review a veteran’s entire VA claims file to determine if any additional past-due benefits… read more

What is PTSD?

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | June 14, 2021 | PTSD Benefits

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition described by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), as “a trauma- and stressor-related disorder.”  The DSM-5 states: [t]he essential feature of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the development of characteristic symptoms following exposure to one or more traumatic events…. read more