PTSD Disability Claims

An Essential Guide for U.S. Veterans

Up to 30% of U.S. military veterans develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in response to stressful events that occurred during service. But winning VA PTSD disability benefits can be challenging.

VA denies hundreds of valid PTSD claims each year, blocking veterans from the benefits they deserve.

There are two key reasons the VA denies PTSD claims. The VA says the veteran failed to prove (1) a PTSD diagnosis or (2) a traumatic in-service event.

Proving you have a PTSD diagnosis seems straightforward, but the VA wants to see specific evidence from a doctor showing very specific criteria. And proving you experienced a traumatic in-service event gets even more complicated. Again, the VA wants very specific criteria, and in most cases, veterans have little to no record of the details surrounding their traumatic event(s), often because it was never reported or happened while off duty.

To win PTSD disability benefits, veterans must know what evidence the VA wants to see and how to use that evidence in a compelling PTSD disability claim.

PTSD Disability Claims

What's in the eBook?

  • Overview of PTSD
    in U.S. Military Veterans
  • Effective Forms of
    PTSD Treatment
  • Available
    VA PTSD Benefits
  • Maximizing
    VA PTSD Benefits
  • Winning Appeals for
    Denied PTSD Claims
VA often denies PTSD claims due to lack of a verified stressor. But many traumatic events during service can be difficult to prove, especially when there is no military or medical record of the event. In many cases, VA will say you lack a legitimate PTSD diagnosis, or you are exaggerating your PTSD symptoms. We’ve even seen the VA fight official PTSD diagnoses, claiming veterans who lack consistent mental health treatment between discharge and diagnosis aren’t sick. This of course isn’t true.

Your Go-To Guide to Preparing Winning PTSD Disability Claims

  • 1

    How to Obtain
    a Valid
    PTSD Diagnosis

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  • 2

    How to
    Prove PTSD
    Service Connection

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  • 3

    How to
    Appeal Denied
    PTSD Claims

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  • 4

    Secrets to
    Maximizing
    PTSD Disability Benefits