Since 2001, more than 300,000 servicemembers have received less-than-honorable discharges. Many have no access to VA medical services. However, the reason for those discharges is often behavior linked to trauma-related injuries like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) that was never considered with their discharges. The Fairness for Veterans Act bill, sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), would require the military to consider medical evidence of PTSD or TBI in the discharge review process. To sign the Fairness for Veterans Act Petition to Congress, visit WFAA.com.
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