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Sunday, July 18, 2010

On July 12, 2010, the VA Changed Its Regulations for PTSD Disability Claims - Link to VA's New PTSD Regulations Fact Sheet

On July 12, 2010, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced significant changes to its regulations that govern veterans disability claims based on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (known as 'PTSD'). I will be blogging more about the new regulations iover the next several days, but VA has published a Fact Sheet with Questions and Answers about the new regulation, and I wanted to get the link to our readers.

More than 400,000 veterans currently are receiving compensation benefits for PTSD. In fiscal year 2009, the same number - 400,000 - were treated for PTSD at VA health facilities. Of those, nearly 70,000, or 19%, were veterans of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. However, the new regulation impacts veterans from any service period.

Click on this link to view the VA Fact Sheet on the New PTSD Regulations.

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