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VA Stepping Up Efforts to Hire More Mental Health Care Professionals

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has addressed the concern of the influx of veterans mental disabilities in an announcement earlier this year calling for an additional 1,900 mental health professional to be hired at VA hospitals and clinics across the U.S. These 1,300 clinicians and 300 support staff would help increase the range of services and care available to the regions with the highest need for mental health care.

Recently, the Veterans Health Administration has developed an aggressive hiring campaign that includes a team of 21 professional medical recruiters who are themselves, veterans. These recruiters will be utilizing an extensive marketing campaign and training program to fill most of the basic positions within the next six months. The more demanding specialist positions are expected to be filled come fall 2013.

Mental health care is an important benefit of qualifying for disability from the VA when a veteran suffers severe impairment from their combat-related conditions. Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and other life-changing mental disorders can often find better care and support once approved for veterans’ disability benefits through the help of a veterans’ disability representative.

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.