If you go through a traumatic event, you are likely to recover. In some cases you may experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Treatment can help you cope with and overcome your symptoms.
If, however, you are disabled by PTSD because of your service, you are eligible for disability benefits. On top of the care you get through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), you can get financial compensation for your PTSD. This can offset financial strain and help you focus on overcoming your symptoms.