Stars and Stripes reports that Senator Patty Murray cited the recent decisions made by the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, to overturn diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in over 300 soldiers who sought medical retirement.
While these soldiers received treatment for their combat-related disability, while serving our country, once they applied for medical retirement their diagnosis was removed to save money. This ended the critical care that is necessary for them to deal with the disabling symptoms that come along with PTSD.
Many veterans face the challenges of living with the complications associated with mental health conditions on a daily basis. When the disorder becomes disabling and prevents a veteran from working, socializing, and caring for themselves or their family there are many resources that can help.
Veterans disability benefits are offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for honorably discharged veterans who have been diagnosed with a disabling condition related to their service in the military, such as PTSD. Applying for these benefits is dependent on the evidence you have to support your claim, a process which can be made easier with the help of a veterans disability law firm
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-888-234-5758.