Claims We Handle | David W. Magann

Claims We Handle

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD, as it is commonly referred to, is a type of severe anxiety disorder that is affecting a growing number of former members of the armed services. It can be a challenge in more than one way. Not only do veterans with PTSD have to deal with the symptoms of the illness, but they can also have a difficult time proving their issues stem from an in-service event. Many of those stricken with PTSD find that their cases are mishandled and their claims unfairly denied.


Gulf War Syndrome

Previously considered nothing more than a myth, Gulf War Syndrome (or Gulf War Illness) is recognized by the Veterans Administration as a disability entitled to healthcare and benefits.

This disability was once considered quite controversial, with many suggesting the symptoms were nothing more than the result of the stresses of military life or the result of imaginations running wild. That is no longer the case.


In-Service Sexual and Physical Assaults

Sexual abuse and the resulting trauma is a concern for a percentage of soldiers returning home from military service.

Although some victims of sexual abuse may not want to report such incidents, it is vital to understand that such incidents are eligible for disability compensation. The rating that will be applied to your case will be computed based on the specific incident.


Death Benefits

When a veteran becomes deceased, the Veterans Administration will provide death benefits to qualifying family members such as surviving spouses and children.

Known as Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, or DIC for short, these benefits require evidence showing that the veteran’s death was somehow connected to an in-service event.