If you are a Vietnam-era Veteran, you may be eligible for an upgrade in
VA disability benefits that you were previously denied. The Defense Department announced Wednesday
that they are offering new rules to address those with a less than honorable
discharge who suffer with post traumatic stress disorder. Experts report
that the disorder may have contributed to the misconduct by veterans who
were released from the military and stripped of their benefits.
Under the new rules, Veterans must show that they had PTSD symptoms at
the time of the misconduct. Further, they must show that the PTSD was
related to their less than honorable discharge. The new rules could have
a huge impact on their ability to access education, disability, health
care and housing benefits.
The full article, reported by the New York Times, is available