THE VETERAN'S PTSD HANDBOOK: HOW TO FILE AND COLLECT ON CLAIMS FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. From the author of The Veteranís Survival Guide, The Veteranís PTSD Handbook addresses the obstacles that veterans face when filing for benefits related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One of the greatest obstacles, John Roche writes, is establishing a connection between a veteranís service and PTSD. Because both combat stressors and noncombat stressors can cause PTSD and because of the difficulties in diagnosing the condition, filing a successful claim for benefits based on PTSD is difficult.
In the same accessible, self-help style used in The Veteranís Survival Guide, Roche offers detailed instructions on how to prepare a well-grounded claim for veteransí benefits relating to PTSD. He also discusses the four years he spent helping one veteran establish a ďservice connectionĒ for his PTSD claim with Veterans Affairs. This book will be required reading for any veteran or veteranís dependent who wishes to obtain his or her well-earned benefits and for those officials of veteransí service organizations who assist veterans with their claims.
About The Author:
Maj. John D. Roche, USAF (Ret.), served as a bomber pilot, had combat duty in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and held a variety of administrative assignments. Subsequently, he worked for sixteen years as a claims adjudicator specialist for the Veterans Administration and as a veteransí service officer for Pinellas County, Florida, where he was a tireless advocate for veterans and their families. Roche enjoyed one of the highest rates of wins on appeal in the state.
This book is based on his experience as a successful practitioner, many years of independent research, and personal consultations with some 80,000 veterans, widows, and dependents. Roche is also the author of The Veteranís Survival Guide, Second Edition (Potomac Books, 2006) and The Veteranís PTSD Handbook (Potomac Books, 2007). He lives in Palm Harbor, Florida.
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