As of July 13, 2010 there are new rules for veterans compensation claims for PTSD. On this page, I have provided
the most important aspects of the new rules on PTSD for Veterans Compensation and how these new rules will impact a veterans VA
disability claim for PTSD. All veterans who have been denied their PTSD claim in the past, those with present claims
pending, and all new claims for post traumatic stress disorder are subject to the new rules which should benefit thousands
of veterans. I will also be discussing over the next week the new regulations from many different angels on this page.
This is one of the biggest changes in how the Department of Veterans Affairs handles PTSD claims to ever come out.
Make sure to bookmark this website for more information as I evaluate and discuss how the new rules will impact
a veterans compensation claim for PTSD.
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New Rules for PTSD VA Compensation
In a VA press release dated July 12, 2010 it was announced that there will be new rules for veterans trying to get
VA compensation and health care for PTSD. Although I have not had a chance to do a full review of the new regulations this
is good news for veterans who have been denied their VA compensation for post traumatic stress disorder and for future veterans
who may suffer from PTSD due to their service. Under the old rules, veterans who did not have proof of a combat experience
such a certain metals had to have evidence that showed corroboration of a veterans claimed stressor. This was often times
difficult if not impossible for many veterans who suffer from PTSD. According to the VA press release dated July 12, 2010:
"Under the new rule, VA would not require corroboration of a stressor related to fear of hostile military or terrorist
activity if a VA doctor confirms that the stressful experience recalled by a Veteran adequately supports a diagnosis of PTSD
and the Veteran's symptoms are related to the claimed stressor. Previously, claims adjudicators were required to corroborate
that a non-combat Veteran actually experienced a stressor related to hostile military activity. This final rule simplifies
the development that is required for these cases." These new rules should make it easier for veterans seeking VA compensation
for PTSD by decreasing the evidence required to prove a claim for post-traumatic stress disorder. The "VA reduces
the evidence needed if the trauma claimed by a Veteran is related to fear of hostile military or terrorist activity and is
consistent with the places, types, and circumstances of the Veteran’s service." The new regulations go into effect
on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The new rules will be in effect for any claim filed on or after this date and all claims for PTSD
that are presently pending. If you are a veteran who has been denied in the past for PTSD and do not have a claim pending
you should reapply. Over the next week I will be going over these new rules in detail and discussing the benefits and possible
problems veterans may still run into even with this new rule in place. My hope is that the Veterans Administration will be
able to handle the number of new claims and pending claims in as timely a manner as possible so that our veterans get the
benefits they deserve and have been waiting for as quickly as possible. For more information you can visit the VA website
and make sure to check back here in the near future for more discussion on the new rules for PTSD for veterans.