Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New VA policy on PTSD

Should veterans diagnosed with PTSD while on active duty have to separately prove PTSD to the VA?

According to VA Watchdog "Yesterday it was reported that the VA had a new policy regarding proof of trauma in PTSD claims. (see

Unfortunately, a confusing story published by the Military Times Group did not mention that the new policy applies only to those diagnosed with PTSD while on active duty.

We now have a clarification from Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Akaka's press release on this matter is here..." "


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