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 http://www.vawatchdog.org/08/nf08/nfFEB08/nf021908-8.htm)
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...