This is so looooong overdue. Hopefully this also means the VA will actually receive whatever funding it needs for PTSD treatment. Otherwise, disability payments will just lead to warehousing sick veterans without the medical treatment they need too.
V.A. Is Easing Rules to Cover Stress Disorder
By James Dao, New York Times, July 7, 2010
The government is preparing to issue new rules that will make it substantially easier for veterans who have been found to have post-traumatic stress disorder to receive disability benefits, a change that could affect hundreds of thousands of veterans from the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam.The ratio of contractors to military personnel in Iraq was 1:1 - so I gotta ask, who is watching out for the contractors?