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VA Policy Memo on Military Sexual Trauma 2011
Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) Letter 20-11-23 emphasizes training protocols for VA Regional Office staff involved in disability claims related to military sexual trauma (MST ).
It also states that claims examiners must:
Sexual Assault in the Military: Where to Get Help
As the media focus on this issue intensifies, the military - and others - have ramped up their efforts to create safe places for victims to turn. Here are links to the resources we have found.
Safe Helpline: Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community
Was your MST-Related VA Benefit Claim Denied? Learn about Special Review…
How to get your previously denied VA Compensation claim reviewed.
Discharge Problems Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
Receiving either a bad conduct discharge or a personality disorder discharge can result in serious negative consequences for a person suffering from a TBI or PTSD .