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Military Sexual Trauma

VA Disability Compensation for Sexual or Personal Trauma

A VA Fact Sheet describing how a veteran who has experienced sexual or personal trauma during military service may qualify for disability compensation. more...

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VA Policy Memo on Military Sexual Trauma 2011

VBA Letter 20-11-23 emphasizes training protocols for VARO staff involved in disability claims related to military sexual trauma [MST]. It also states that claims examiners must: apply "proper flexibility and sensitivity in evaluating evidence;" accept both the veteran's statement and secondary evidence of changes in behavior as evidence;  and schedule the appropriate exam when a claim is received based on MST even if more...

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