Army officials have ordered a system-wide review of the methods used to evaluate a servicemembers’ mental health, when determining treatment needs or disability ratings. This comes in the wake of the Madigan Army Medical Center incident where hundreds of veterans’ disability cases were denied or revoked due to improper diagnoses and evaluations.
The review team seeks to create a standard by which all health care facilities will be held to when determining whether or not a servicemember suffers from PTSD or other mental health disorders. This will hopefully help provide better support to veterans’ disability claims and help servicemembers obtain the mental health treatment they need.
Mental health screenings are a critical part of keeping our soldiers and veterans healthy and fit for active duty or retired military life. The trauma of war and combat experiences can take its toll on a soldiers’ mind, leaving them to suffer from serious conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Veterans should know that when they are in need of help to treat these disabling conditions, veterans’ disability benefits may be available.
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 Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-855-855-8992.