Stateside Legal: Disability Claims Based on PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] is often a cause or contributing factor in disability claims filed by veterans. Read More.

Stateside Legal: PTSD and the Legal System

This guide provides information to help manage PTSD, identifies possible triggers within the legal process, Read More.

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. Both men and women serving in the military can suffer from MST. MST is an experience, not a diagnosis. 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: 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.

LawHelpNC: The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide (PTSD)

Authored by Veterans for America. This survival guide provides legal information for servicemembers, veterans and their families. Read More.