Military Sexual Trauma

Stateside Legal: How to File a Well-Prepared MST Claim

Military sexual trauma (MST) is sexual harassment that is threatening or physical assault of a sexual nature. Read More.

Stateside Legal: Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) defines military sexual trauma (MST) as sexual harassment that is threatening or physical assault of a sexual nature. Read More.

Stateside Legal: Military Sexual Trauma Resources for Women

Military Sexual Trauma  (MST) is sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that occurred while the veteran was in the military. Read More.

Stateside Legal: Was Your MST-Related VA Benefit Claim Denied? Learn About Special Review Process

Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, along with many advocates, the administration, and other members of Congress, have been working for reform around MST issues.  Read More.

Stateside Legal: Filing for VA Disability Related to Personal Assault or MST: VA Form 21-0781A

If you are filing for VA Disability Compensation you should file VA Form 21-0781A along with, or as follow up to, your application (VA Form 21-526). Read More.

Stateside Legal: VA Disability Compensation for Sexual or Personal Trauma

VA Fact Sheet describing how a veteran who has experienced sexual or personal trauma during military service may qualify for disability compensation. Read More.

Stateside Legal: VA Policy Memo on Military Sexual Trauma 2011

VBA Letter 20-11-23 emphasizes training protocols for VARO staff involved in disability claims related to military sexual trauma [MST]. Read More.