Veterans with PTSD to receive disability benefits
This week, the Veterans Administration agreed to provide veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder with the appropriate financial support. Before, military documentation of a PTSD diagnosis was necessary when filing for financial assistance from the VA. Now, veterans only need proof that they served in a war zone and an honorable discharge documentation.
The Department of Defense estimates almost twenty percent of military personnel will return home with some degree of post-traumatic stress.
Specific dates these changes will go into affect have not been offered. However, secretary of the VA, Eric Shinseki, will release more details later this month.
If you or someone you love is considering filing for veteran’s benefits, contact the Indiana veterans’ affairs disability benefits lawyers of Hankey Law Office P.C. at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your rights.