VA considering change for PTSD claims

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) may soon find a streamlined process for obtaining compensation for the disability from the VA.  The VA is considering a change to the regulation governing PTSD disability claims. The change would require less evidence to establish a connection between a veteran’s diagnosis of PTSD and their service in the military.

The VA is accepting comments on the proposed regulation change until October 23. Some veterans service organizations do not believe the amended regulation will be comprehensive enough. Others think it’s a positive step forward in addressing the needs of many veterans who are suffering from PTSD.

Approximately 134,000 veterans from the Iraq/Afghanistan wars have sought help for PTSD at the VA.

If you are a disabled veteran suffering from PTSD, depression, or a TBI, contact Veterans Help Group – a disability claims law firm based in Florida and Georgia.