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Vietnam Veterans Are Declared Eligible To Receive Long-Denied Benefits

by Peggy McCarthy:  Five Vietnam War veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were granted upgrades by the Pentagon after filing a federal lawsuit in March 2014 against the Armed Forces. The veterans had received Other Than Honorable (OTH) discharges, which they contend were based on behaviors later attributed to PTSD. PTSD was not designated as a medical condition until 1980. The five veterans were given General Under Honorable Conditions discharges. Due to this discharge status, the veterans were unable to obtain benefits for the VA.  Read article here: http://c-hit.org/2015/06/22/vietnam-veterans-are-declared-eligible-to-receive-long-denied-benefits/