2.48 Feds roll out new PTSD benefits for veterans, CNN, Jul. 12, 2010
New regulations just announced by the Department of Veterans Affairs will make it easier for veterans to receive benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Under the current rules, applicants must document a specific event (such as an explosion or firefight) as the cause of their PTSD. The new system acknowledges “the inherently stressful nature of the places and circumstances of military service, in which the reality and fear of hostile or terrorist activities is always present,” according to Michael Walcoff, the VA’s acting undersecretary for benefits.
Check out the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD http://www.ptsd.va.gov/