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How to File a Well-Prepared MST Claim

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Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) defines military sexual trauma (MST) as sexual harassment that is threatening or physical assault of a sexual nature. more...

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Disability Claims Based on PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] is often a cause or contributing factor in disability claims filed by veterans.  A July 2010 VA rule makes it easier to receive those benefits if you have PTSD as a result of events or circumstances in military service. The new rule allows your own testimony to establish PTSD related to military service when: the PTSD is related to your " more...

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Filing for VA Disability Related to Personal Assault or MST: VA Form 21-0781A

If you are filing for VA Disability Compensation you should file VA Form 21-0781A along with, or as follow up to, your application (VA Form 21-526).  The information included in this form helps the VA to establish that your disability was caused or made worse by Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Because of low reporting and destruction of military records, you cannot rely on military records to more...

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PTSD and the Legal System

This guide will help you manage the possible symptoms triggered by the stress of the legal system with planning, coping strategies, and resources. more...

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