The scars of war take many forms: the limb lost, the illness brought on by a battlefield exposure, and, for some, the psychological toll of encountering an extremely traumatic event. PTSD Compensation and Military Service presents a thorough assessment of how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs evaluates veterans with possible posttraumatic stress disorder and determines the level of disability support to which they are entitled. The book presents a history of mental health disability compensation of military personnel and reviews the current compensation and pension examination procedure and disability determination methodology. It offers a number of recommendations for changes that would improve the fairness, consistency, and scientific foundation of this vital program. This book will be of interest and importance to policy makers, veterans affairs groups, the armed forces, health care organizations, and veterans themselves.
Table of Contents
|2 Background – Disability Compensation||27-69|
|3 Background – PTSD and Impairment||70-84|
|4 The PTSD Compensation and Pension Examination||85-112|
|5 The Evaluation of PTSD Disability Claims||113-164|
|6 Other PTSD Compensation Issues||165-203|
|7 General Observations||204-210|
|Appendix A Committee on Veterans' Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Public Meeting Agendas||211-214|
|Appendix B Federal Regulations Related to VA Compensation of PTSD and Other Mental Disorders||215-220|
|Appendix C Automated Medical Information Exchange (AMIE) Worksheets for Initial and Review Examinations for PTSD||221-237|
|Appendix D Acronyms and Abbreviations||238-240|
|Appendix E Biographical Sketches of Committee Members, Consultants, and Staff||241-250|
The National Academies Press and the Transportation Research Board have partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to offer a variety of options for reusing our content. You may request permission to:
For most Academic and Educational uses no royalties will be charged although you are required to obtain a license and comply with the license terms and conditions.
For information on how to request permission to translate our work and for any other rights related query please click here.
For questions about using the Copyright.com service, please contact:
Copyright Clearance Center
22 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Tel (toll free): 855/239-3415 (select option 1)
Loading stats for PTSD Compensation and Military Service...