12 Jul '17, 5pm

Commentary: Restore GI Bill benefits for veterans with career-ending PTSD

Commentary: Restore GI Bill benefits for veterans with career-ending PTSD

A recent government study concluded that about 12 percent of service members who left the military between 2011 and 2015 did so with a discharge type that will make them unable to access Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Within that group, more than 55,000 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or related conditions prior to discharge. For such a disturbing report, hardly anyone in Washington seemed to notice. It’s an issue exacerbated by the Defense Department’s apparent solution of discharging these troops instead of providing proper treatment. Being kicked out with anything less than a fully honorable discharge — despite mental health concerns, numerous deployments, a long career in service or other factors — can deprive a service member of any right to Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits. Who is going to defend the GI Bill for these v...

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