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Support for Your Veterans’ Disability PTSD Claim in Upstate New York

Veterans know what it’s like to risk your own safety to serve your country, often thousands of miles from home. If you saw combat, you went through hell before you returned to your loved ones.

Your injuries could be physical—and invisible. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects hundreds of thousands of military veterans. You feel lonely, but you’re not alone.

If your PTSD prevents you from holding a job and providing for your family, veterans’ disability benefits are crucial. They’re protection for people who served their country willingly and now need a little help to live secure lives.

Sometimes, sadly, getting that help isn’t as easy as it should be.

If you’re struggling to get disability benefits with PTSD, give the experienced disability lawyers at the Lachman & Gorton Law Office a call today. We help to our neighbors in Elmira, Rochester, Binghamton and all over Central New York and Upstate New York.

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How to Qualify for Veterans’ Disability Benefits with PTSD

To win benefits, you have to show:

  • That you served on active duty, active duty training or inactive duty training.
  • That you have medical evidence detailing your condition.
  • Your PTSD was caused by your service.

Some doctors may be unaware of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) definition of disability. Sometimes a denial of benefits comes down to a clerical error on your Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ).

Our lawyers can gather the right documents, or even help you find doctors experienced with the VA system.

With PTSD, you need your medical records to show symptoms like these:

  • Flashbacks or bad dreams where you re-experience your trauma
  • A tendency to avoid thoughts, feelings or places that remind you of the traumatic event
  • At least two arousal and reactivity symptoms, such as being tense, having difficulty sleeping or being easily startled
  • At least two cognition and mood symptoms, such as misplaced guilt or blame, negative thoughts or trouble remembering the event

Don’t go through this alone. Our attorneys know the system and know how to give you the best shot at winning the benefits you need.

We’ll even evaluate your situation at no cost to you.

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How We Help You

You’d never change your decision to serve. You’re proud of it. You should be. But you wish life after service was easier.

At Lachman & Gorton, we can help you:

  • File your disability claim
  • Gather and submit all the correct evidence
  • Appeal a denial or low disability rating

You’re probably already aware of the confusing “VA math” used to rate the seriousness of your disability. It’s easy to feel lost in this big, complex government system that puts a rating on you—whether you agree with it or not—and sends you on your way.

At Lachman & Gorton, we can filter through the confusing paperwork and regulations and make sure you have the best shot of getting the rating, and in turn the benefits, you need.

Most importantly, we know you’re going through a hard time if you’re at our door. We want to help.

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