VA’s Health Care Lacking Improvement for Veterans Mental Disabilities

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

While the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supports that they’re making progress on the health care requirements laid down for the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, many disabled veterans and other critics aren’t in agreement.

A major focus of the 2010 law was to enhance peer-support networks for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental disorders – a measure that’s so far been inadequate for many lobbyists. The VA has defended its progress by claiming that they’re reinforcing the support channels already in place, but critics claim that they’re only backing an already flawed system.

It’s been historically shown that veterans struggle to obtain the proper mental health care, whether it is from the stigma of admitting to disorders or a doctor’s inadequate diagnosis. Many lawmakers are voicing their disapproval with the VA’s reported attempts to increase the availability of mental health support to disabled veterans and their families.

As legislators speak up to try and rally better resources for veterans to seek mental health care, as a disabled veteran you too have the power to seek support when you need it. By applying for veterans’ disability benefits you can gain access to health services, support groups, and other resources through the VA that may help you cope physical or/and mental disabilities.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.