Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are two of the most serious disabling conditions that can impair a soldier or veteran after combat-related injuries or traumatic events.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) are joining forces to fund a $100 million research project to develop new diagnostic and treatment methods for these disabling conditions. Two research groups will participate: the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP) and the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC). They will be managed by both the VA and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) for the DoD.
PTSD and TBI are among the most common combat-related injuries that soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan may suffer. Even veterans from previous military service eras may suffer from these conditions years after they have served their country. These disabling conditions can cause mental disorders and physical limitations that may qualify a veteran for a disability rating.
If you experience symptoms of any mental or physical disorder that could be related to combat trauma or injury, you should discuss your options with a veterans’ disability attorney. You may qualify for veterans’ disability benefits with the proper evidence and diagnosis.
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.