In addition to the pensions and benefits to which you may be entitled because of both public and private employment, you may also be eligible for certain benefits based on your military service.
Some veterans (women and men) suffered personal assault and/or sexual trauma while serving on active military duty. They might still struggle with fear, anxiety, embarrassment, or profound anger as a result of these experiences. If you suffer from the effects of sexual trauma in the service, VA may be able to help you. The following is a summary of sexual trauma and the compensation for those eligible:
Disability Compensation is a monthly payment to a veteran disabled by an injury or a disease incurred or aggravated on active service. You must have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions to be eligible. You must currently be suffering from disabling symptoms to receive compensation.
PTSD is a recurrent emotional reaction to a terrifying, uncontrollable or life-threatening event. The symptoms may develop immediately after the event or may be delayed for years. They include:
You can apply by filling out VA Form 21-526, Veterans Application for Compensation or Pension. One of our counselors or the Women Veterans Coordinator can assist you.
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