Vet's Champ: Cong. Hall Attacks Million Disability Claims Backlog

Hall, John
January 2010
Veterans' Vision;2010, p26
The author highlights the Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Act which he introduced in February 2009 and focused on creating a presumption of service connected disability for veterans diagnosed with PTSD. He explains the changes to the rule governing the processing of PTSD benefits claims. He notes his responsibility to ensure the implementation of the new rule by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and he also expresses gratitude to all the people who helped shaped the bill.


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