My Traumatic Stress - A New All Trauma Community If you're having a difficult time with a minor or major traumatic event, not PTSD specific, we now support all trauma types at My Traumatic Stress community. No diagnosis required. My husband has had work-related PTSD for 6 years now. He was officially diagnosed with it 2 years ago. When work found out they told him to basically quit or file for retirement. Luckily he was eligible for retirement so he filed for special disability with his lawyer's counsel. He has 4 psychologist (and only 1 of those is our psychologist) stating it is work related. Work tied my husbands hands behind his back in so many ways (#1 financially therefore emotionally in many ways) that due to them denying secondary employment while waiting for the retirement process which took 19 MONTHS, we had to foreclose on our house and declare bankruptcy. 19 months after filing for retirement he gets word that general disability is granted but not special disability due to it "not being work related." HOW CAN THIS BE WHEN WE HAVE 4 PSYCHOLOGIST STATING OTHERWISE? My husbands lawyer suggested we appeal the case, which we are. We just found out yesterday that they denied him his retirement badge due to "mental illness." Anyone else experience any similar situation in relation to special disability being denied, general disability retirement taking so long, etc? We're not trying to cause trouble here in any manner, just wondering if this is all normal. Knowing it is would help me, as the wife, deal with the anger and stress of it all. We are very very thankful that we have benefits for the rest of our lives, don't think we're being ungrateful please Thanks for your opinions and support!