There are aspects of serving in the military that are difficult and traumatic. For some people who serve in active duty assignments or in certain types of high-stress roles, the mental effects can be serious. You may find that your time in the military resulted in a mental disorder that ultimately impacts your ability to continue with your career, find different types of employment and enjoy a certain quality of life.
Some people who experience some type of mental distress are able to, with support and professional help, continue working as before. However, this may not be the case for you. If you are no longer able to hold gainful employment and support your family because you are suffering from a mental disorder, you could be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
Because of the nature of some jobs in the military, people who serve in these capacities may be prone to develop disorders after experiencing combat, violence, traumatic events and prolonged periods of distress. Some of the most common mental disorders experienced by military service members include the following:
If your military service led to any of the following issues, it is worthwhile to explore how you can secure financial support through a claim for disability benefits.
You may want to first learn more about the eligibility requirements for securing disability benefits. If you believe you qualify, you may find it surprising to learn that it is not easy to navigate the process and get the support you need, even with a valid claim.
Many applicants find it beneficial to seek guidance and support from an experienced North Carolina disability benefits attorney before they move forward with their claim. You do not have to walk through this often lengthy and potentially confusing process on your own.
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