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» GAO Report: Improvements Made, but VA Can Do More to Track and Improve the Consistency of Disability Claim Decisions (June 9, 2014)
In 2012, 1 in 5 female and 1 in 100 male veterans told VA that they had experienced sexual abuse in the military. Referred to as military sexual trauma or MST, such abuse can result in disabling conditions like PTSD, which may entitle a veteran to VA benefits. Yet, establishing that MST occurred—a prerequisite for approving these claims—can be difficult, given that servicemembers may be unwilling to file formal complaints.
» Honoring the Call to Duty: Veterans’ Disability Benefits in the 21st Century (October 2007)
The Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission published "Honoring the Call to Duty: Veterans' Disability Benefits in the 21st Century" in October 2007 in compliance with Public Law 108-136. The Commission studied the benefits and services intended to compensate and assist veterans and their survivors for military service-attributable disabilities and deaths.