You put your safety on the line when you served our country in the military.
But you shouldn’t have to worry about your safety from sexual assault.
Still, it happens disturbingly often.
Your country owes you support after you’ve suffered a military sexual trauma (MST).
Veterans’ disability benefits can provide the medical treatment and monetary compensation you need to support your recovery—and protect your dignity and independence.
Benefits can also include career services and a hiring preference for federal jobs.
But when you’re still trying to cope with what happened, dealing with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)—with all its rules, steps, and forms—just creates more anguish.
The military sexual assault attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you gather the evidence you need and make a successful claim for MST VA disability. Against a system that seems uncaring, we’ll treat you with respect.
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Federal law defines military sexual trauma as psychological suffering from physical attacks of a sexual nature, such as these:
The VA also recognizes sexual harassment during military service. It defines sexual harassment as “repeated, unsolicited verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature.”
The VA doesn’t award disability compensation for MST as a condition on its own. Instead, it awards benefits for health conditions that resulted from the trauma you experienced.
Those conditions can include the following:
The VA says PTSD is the most common mental health diagnosis after a sexual trauma.
Whether you have a veterans MST PTSD claim, or you experience other mental health fallout from what happened to you, providing records from your health-care providers are an important part of your disability claim.
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Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal’s military sexual trauma lawyers can show the VA how your mental health was impacted by an attack.