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Veterans’ Psychiatric Disorders

Legally reviewed by Brendan Garcia , Owner and Lead Attorney

At VetLaw, our experienced Veterans’ mental health attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the benefits and compensation that you need and deserve.

Psychiatric Disorders and Veterans’ Benefits

Examples of psychiatric disorders that may qualify you for veterans’ benefits if you require medical care or are disabled short-term or long-term include the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Your psychiatric disorder may or may not have been triggered by specific events or conditions occurring during your military service. Assuming that the disorder started while you were in the service, it may be considered service-connected. Your diagnosis of bipolar disorder or psychosis may come about during military service or for up to a year after you are discharged, and it can be considered service related.

If you are contemplating applying for veterans’ disability benefits or appealing a denied claim, you are strongly urged to contact an attorney with ample experience handling similar claims. VetLaw is prepared to represent you and protect you through the claims and appeals process with the goal of procuring the benefits you deserve.

Remember: If the diagnosis of a mental health disorder occurred during the course of your military service or within a year afterward, it should be considered service related.

Pursuing Veteran Psychiatric Disorder Claims

As far as I am concerned, there is no stigma in a psychiatric disorder. We are prepared to advise you on the most likely routes to a successful benefits claim or appeal. Our goal is to help you recover the full financial compensation you deserve.

Contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation and preliminary case review with our experienced veteran psychiatric disorder claims lawyer.