Military Sexual Trauma Or Assault
Sexual assault in the military is a difficult thing to come to terms with. For many who have served in the military, you know that overcoming obstacles to accomplish your mission is expected. This may make it that much more difficult to report a sexual assault when it occurs. Some people may never report what happened to them. While that is an individual’s choice, it need not impact your right to veterans’ disability benefits related to a sexual assault.
With the ever expanding role of women in the military, the issue of sexual assault has begun to receive greater attention. As women continue to come home from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, the real scope of the matter is cast into a more clear light.
Military sexual trauma can create post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can carry with it a whole range of symptoms that can have a debilitating and lasting impact on your life. Your personal life and your ability to maintain employment may be negatively affected by PTSD that was caused by a sexual assault.
You have the right to veterans’ disability benefits and the support they can bring, financially and medically. Securing disability benefits based on PTSD that was brought about by a sexual assault may provide you with access to care that you otherwise would not have access to.
At Daisley Law Offices, P.C., we know how difficult it can be to come forward with claims like these. We try to do everything within our power to help our clients feel comfortable throughout the process. We have been helping disabled veterans secure the benefits they deserve and we will use that experience to help you.
What if I Never Reported What Happened to Me?
The VA recognizes that it may be difficult to come forward and report a sexual assault. We understand how to put together cases that will clearly illustrate the trauma you went through and the impact it has had on you.