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Topic: National Academy of Science

VA Seeks to Expand List of Service-connected Traumatic Brain Injuries Effects

 

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C.– The Veterans Affairs Department is publishing a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that would change its rules to add five diagnosable illnesses that are secondary to service-connected traumatic brain injury.

“We must always decide veterans’ disability claims based on the best science available and we will,” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said. “Veterans who endure health problems deserve timely decisions based on solid evidence that ensure they receive benefits earned through their service to the country.” «Read the rest of this article»

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