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The purpose of this site is to provide free SSDI and SSI information. This site should help those who are contemplating applying for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income and those individuals who have already applied for Social Security Disability benefits, no matter what stage they are at in the Social Security Disability process. If you have any questions that are not answered by this site or want a free consultation, please feel free to e-mail me at karl@ultimatedisabilityguide.comvisit my law firm's website or call 877-527-5529.  I will try to answer any questions you might have about Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

     My name is Karl Kazmierczak, Esq. I am a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy. Please click on the following link for more information on what it means to be a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist. I have handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. 

How to Use this site.  If you are new to the process of Social Security Disability, I recommend you start by reading the "disability process."  This page will give you an overview of how your claim is processed and what procedural steps you have to take.  To understand how SSA determines if you are disabled you should read the page, "am I disabled?".  After you read this page, you should follow the different links to get a better understanding of what it takes to prove your disability.  I also strongly suggest you read "how to win" and "key to SSDI and SSI".  There is a lot more information on this site, but this should give you a good starting point to help your claim.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Rules for Veterans Disability for PTSD
The new rules for veterans trying to get VA disability benefits for PTSD will make it easier for non-combat veterans with PTSD to get their VA compensation benefits.  The new rules are similar to the rules for combat veterans who have badges that show they were involved in combat.  These new regulations will no longer require a veterans statement of his or her claimed stressor be corroborated by other evidence if the veteran "claimed trauma is related to fear of hostile military or terrorist activity and is consistent with the places, types, and circumstances of the veteran's service."  Under these new rules if a VA doctor confirms that the stressful experience expressed by the veteran adequately supports a diagnosis of PTSD and the veteran's symptoms are related to the claimed stressor then this will be enough for service connection for PTSD.  Under the old rules the VA was required to corroborate that a non-combat veteran actually experienced a stressor related to hostile military activity.  This was very time consuming and often times difficult if not impossible in many cases.  It was often difficult for a veteran to be able to supply enough details of the specific event (such as an IED explosion the veteran witnessed) for the VA to be able to corroborate the event.  The veteran had to submit a detailed account including date, place, names and so on.  Even if the the veteran was able to give enough details their claims were still often denied because the VA was unable to find records or other evidence of that one particular event in the thousands of such events that took place in the war zone.  Now if a veteran makes the same claim and he was in a war zone (which can be much easier checked by looking at personnel records, DD 214, and medical records) the same veteran's claimed stressor will be considered enough for service connection as long as a VA doctor confirms the veteran's stressor supports a diagnosis of PTSD and the symptoms are related to that stressor.  This is a quick post to make veterans aware of the new rules on disability for PTSD but for more details veterans should visit the VA website.
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