Veteran’s PTSD Award for Rape

Client C.J. ā€“ PTSD – $190,000 in past-due benefits and $2700/month in future benefits

In 1962, Ms. J was raped while in the Air Force by a fellow service member and developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the assault. When Ms. J applied for VA benefits, the VA denied her claim by ruling she could not prove the rape occurred. Friedman Disability proved the rape occurred and caused Ms. Jā€™s PTSD.

The VA granted Ms. J service connection for PTSD and TDIU benefits. In all, Ms. J received over $190,000 in past-due disability benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairsā€™ Regional Office in Seattle, WA as well as future benefits exceeding $2700 per month.