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Veterans With PTSD Could Receive More Benefits

The Associated Press/New York Times: "The military has agreed to expedite a review [of] the records of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder to determine whether they were improperly denied benefits. The agreement stems from a judge's order in a class action lawsuit. ... Legal notices are currently being mailed to about 4,300 veterans informing them that they can 'opt-in' to the lawsuit until July 24 to participate in the expedited review." Attorneys for the veterans said the agreement could increase individual veterans' monthly benefits by "hundreds or more dollars" and ensure health care for the veteran and his or her family (1/25). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.