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#Military sex assault survivor gets $405,000 in back benefits, and an apology - #Navy - Stripes

#Military sex assault survivor gets $405,000 in back benefits, and an apology - #Navy - Stripes

Navy veteran Ruth Moore speaks at a Feb. 13, 2013, news conference introducing the Ruth Moore Act, which would lower the burden of proof establishing a link between a military sexual assault and later emotional or mental problems. Behind her are (from left to right) Anu Bhagwati, executive director of Service Women’s Action Network, Rep. Chellie Pingree and Sen. Jon Tester. Leo Shane/Stars and Stripes Ruth Moore, as an active-duty sailor Related Bill lowers burden of proof for military sexual assault victims to get VA disability Sexual assault victims trying to claim veterans benefits could have an easier path proving their injuries under legislation introduced in Congress this week. Maine woman inspires federal bill to help military sexual assault victims get VA benefits When Ruth Moore was an 18-year-old Navy servicewoman, she was brutally raped by her supervisor, with t...

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