Spousal PTSD Benefits from Injuries in Vietnam

Client S.S. – PTSD – $185,000 in past-due benefits and $1200/month in future benefits

In 1996, the VA denied Ms. S’ claim for benefits based on the death of her husband, a Marine who served in Vietnam and suffered severe injuries from stepping on an enemy landmine. After years of repeated denials, including two successful appeals by Friedman Disability to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the VA finally agreed to grant Ms. S the benefits she should have received in 1996.

Ms. S received $185,000 in past-due benefits. With these funds and future benefit payments, Ms. S was able to retire from her job as a waitress in Michigan.