Veterans with PTSD included in disability benefits

The Veterans Administration decided to make it easier for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to receive disability benefits last week.   Previously, all veterans could be treated for PTSD, however only veterans with proof that they served on the front lines or were involved in a stressful event could receive disability benefits.

VA officials changed disability benefit regulations so that now, veterans only need documentation that they served in a war zone and an honorable discharge.

Josh Callahan of the Boise VA Medical Center stated, “Before this change, a soldier who had been in combat could get benefits, but others had more trouble, even if they had the diagnosis”.

If you or someone you love suffers from PTSD or another disability, contact the Raleigh temporary disability lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC at (919) 851-3311 to learn more about your rights.