Defense Base Act Lawyer Straight Talk
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Living With The Stress Of It All
If you are a DBA worker that worked in Iraq and/or Afghanistan (and other stressful countries) then you may have trouble dealing with the aftermath. If so, you aren’t alone. Many, many DBA workers suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, have severe stress, anxiety and the like.
The symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder include nightmares, flashbacks, mood swings, crying spells, difficulty sleeping, irritability, depression, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, anger and anxiety. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be very disabling. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is also known as PTSD.
PTSD & The Defense Base Act
Under the DBA, PTSD cases are compensable. Meaning, you are eligible for DBA benefits if your PTSD is related to your DBA work. If this is you, you are probably entitled to DBA benefits.
PTSD and Medical Care
Of course, the best result would be for you to get the medical treatment you need and actually get better. Getting to a better place needs to be your number one goal. Although it may seem hopeless today, you need to get the proper medical treatment so you can get better and get on with your life.
DBA Judges Have See It Before – They Will Probably Understand
Know this. DBA Judges see DBA workers. They hear about the unspeakable events and experiences DBA workers live with. As long as you are honest, the DBA Judge will probably understand your situation.
You Will Need Medical Evidence Supporting Your PTSD
You are going to need medical documentation. That is, if your PTSD is disabling, then you are going to need medical evidence to support your condition/ disability. You don’t have to show that you are disabled from all work. You just need to show that you can’t return to your DBA employment in order to receive lifetime weekly compensation benefits.