Military Sexual Trauma
Military sexual trauma (MST) is a term used by the VA to refer to sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that a veteran suffered while they were serving. Any sexual activity that involved a service member against their will could constitute MST, and the veteran who suffered sexual abuse may have a claim for disability compensation.
Vets National Advocates is here to help you fight for your disability benefits as a result of MST-related issues. If you were victimized while serving our country, we believe you deserve justice and compensation for what was taken from you.
Can I Get Disability Compensation for my Sexual Abuse?
You could be eligible for military sexual trauma benefits if you work with an advocate to prove the following:
Sexual abuse can happen to male or female service members in any branch of the military and at any point in their duty. If your benefits were denied, contact one of our veterans disability advocates to help you and your family be sure that you receive the benefits you deserve.
PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) commonly occurs as a result of sexual abuse in the military. Service members who were sexually abused may find themselves reliving the event, feeling distant or losing interest in normal activities. These can be symptoms of PTSD, which is a compensable mental health condition.
How We Can Help You
The compassionate representatives at Vets National Advocates can help you file an appeal if your claim for disability benefits was denied.