Does PTSD Qualify for Disability In Wisconsin?

Grandfather ponders if he will qualify for social security benefits in Madison
Take Your Life Back after a Trauma

When you’ve been through a severely traumatic experience—whether it was an accident, natural disaster, violent crime or anything of the like—no one truly knows how you feel.

Sure, some people may be able to compare. But no one went through exactly what you went through.

On the other hand, if you’re experiencing stress, fear, flashbacks or nightmares thanks to your trauma, you aren’t alone. You could have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 8 million Americans suffer from PTSD each year. No matter what anyone tells you, it’s serious.

For many, PTSD makes working impossible.

When you can’t work, you struggle to pay your bills. The last thing you need is financial stress added to what you’re already dealing with.

It’s why you need Social Security Disability benefits. The monthly checks can be a financial lifesaver for people in your situation.

It can be tough to win benefits, unfortunately. You need an experienced disability attorney on your side.

The compassionate lawyers at the Becker Law Office know you’re going through a tough time.

If you’re in Madison, Wausau or anywhere in Wisconsin, we can help make your case as strong as possible so you can get the benefits you need.

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How to Qualify for Disability Benefits with PTSD

Most Social Security Disability applicants are denied on their first try. The system is complex, with myriad opportunities for error.

You can’t just tell Social Security you have PTSD. You have to prove it. Things like medical reports, hospital records, supporting testimonials and more need to be in your application.

Examples of symptoms that could qualify you:

  • You relive your traumatic experience through extreme flashbacks, nightmares or memories.
  • You have mood and behavior disturbances.
  • Your stress interferes with your daily life because of problems like hyper-alertness, avoiding situations that remind you of your trauma and sleep problems.
  • Your PTSD makes it difficult or impossible for you to function at work because you have difficulty concentrating, processing information and interacting with others.
  • PTSD has negatively impacted your social life.
  • Your symptoms might not exactly line up with those. That’s OK. As long as you prove your PTSD and the following tenets of disability, you could still qualify:

    • Your PTSD makes working impossible.
    • You can’t switch to another line of work.
    • You won’t be able to work for a year or more.

    At the Becker Law Office, we want to get to know you and your situation. We’ll answer any questions you have. And we’ll evaluate your case for free.

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How We Help You

A denial can be crushing.

Remember, you went through this. Social Security didn’t. And yet they’re saying you don’t deserve benefits?

You’re hurt. It’s understandable.

A denial isn’t the end.

The appeals process features multiple steps at which you can win benefits. Your best chance comes at a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ)—it’s your only chance to plead your case in person.

You don’t have to go through this alone. In fact, the government’s own statistics show you’re three times likely to win at a hearing if you hire representation.

So don’t take a chance when it comes your future. We’re proud to help our neighbors in Wisconsin get the disability benefits they deserve.

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