PTSD and Social Security Disability Insurance

PTSD and Social Security Disability Insurance

An increasing number of veterans experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD as it is commonly known.  PTSD occurs after a traumatic event. The Rand Corporation reported that in 2008 over 300,000 veterans were afflicted with PTSD. In addition to veterans, other individuals who are at risk of experiencing PTSD include victims of abuse, assault, natural disaster, or violent accidents. If you are afflicted with PTSD, a seasoned disability attorney may help you obtain the assistance that you need.

ALJ cannot consider past relevant work

ALJ cannot consider past relevant work

In a recent Social Security disability case, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) erred in returning claimant to past relevant work performed under special conditions. “When the SSA determines whether an individual is disabled for SSDI purposes, it does not take the possibility of 'reasonable accommodation' into account, nor need an applicant refer to the possibility of reasonable accommodation when she applies for SSDI.1

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