Veteran receives long awaited disability compensation
Mr. D., an Army veteran, was struggling with mental health disabilities originating from his 1972-1974 service. Mr. D. was bullied and sexually assaulted during his Army tenure, experiencing.an incident of military sexual trauma that led to his current diagnosis of PTSD. The Legal Aid attorney gathered medical and military evidence, supplemented with client affidavit that led to the VA determining that Mr. D. disabilities were 100% service connected. As a result of Legal Aid’s efforts, Mr. D. was awarded a 100% service-connected disability compensation rating from the VA. He received a $48,000 back-award which he used to purchase a car and make some repairs on his home. He will receive $2,906/month so long as he is 100% disabled.