A Disability Rating from the VA Does Not Guarantee Social Security Disability Benefits
There is little question that going to war as U.S. service member can have lifelong consequences for those who return home. One major health condition that affects our veterans is known as post-traumatic stress disorder or “PTSD.”
This is certainly not a new issue. During WWI and WWII, they used the term “shell shock,” derived from the perception that returning soldiers were “shaken up,” sometimes permanently, from having shells and other types of explosive ordinance blowing up all around them and watching friends suffer serious traumatic injury or death.
However, even though we have known about this issue for many decades, we have made little progress when it comes to ensuring these brave soldiers are adequately compensated when they return with these profound psychological traumas and are unable to re-enter the workforce.