Week of January 23, 2012
A federal judge has approved a settlement that will deliver better benefits to nearly 2,100 veterans who have been medically discharged since 2002 with post-traumatic stress disorder. Under the settlement, affected veterans discharged with PTSD will get lifetime health care and post-exchange privileges. The affected veterans had been discharged with disability ratings that were too low to receive such benefits. The class action lawsuit was Sabo v. United States. Similar legal efforts are currently underway. For more information, visit the National Veterans Legal Services Program website and the ptsdlawsuit.com website.
For complete guides to all veterans benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.
Sean P Eagan
Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans