Regardless of claim outcome, veterans who apply for PTSD disability benefits are highly impaired. However, receiving PTSD benefits was associated with clinically meaningful reductions in PTSD symptoms and less poverty and homelessness.
Archives of general psychiatry
Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Section of General Internal Medicine, Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, USA. Maureen.Murdoch [at] med.va.gov
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Oct;68(10):1072-80
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