VA Mulls Lowering PTSD Threshold To Expedite Claims
Seeking to expedite disability claims processing for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed lowering the burden of proof for the condition. Â However, some experts have said that doing so could increase the likelihood of fraud within the system. Meanwhile, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Bob Filner (D-Calif.) has requested that the next funding bill for the war in Afghanistan dedicate 15% of its total cost to mental health care for veterans.
- "In Tide of New PTSD Cases, Fear of Growing Fraud" (Breed, AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 5/2).
- "Earmark for Veterans' Care" (Wilson, CongressDaily, 5/3).