Veteran’s PTSD Award for Rape

Client C.J. – 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. J’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 Affairs’ Regional Office in Seattle, WA as well as future benefits exceeding $2700 per month.