VA Proposes New Regulations For TBI-Related Benefits.

The New York Times (12/7, A17, Dao, Subscription Publication) reports that today, “the Department of Veterans Affairs will propose new regulations…that will make it easier for thousands of veterans to receive health care and compensation for certain illnesses that have been linked to traumatic brain injury [TBI].” The proposed “regulations, which will be published on Monday in the Federal Register, list Parkinsonism, unprovoked seizures, certain dementias, depression and hormone deficiency diseases related to the hypothalamus, pituitary or adrenal glands as eligible for the expanded benefits.” The Times points out, “The proposal, which must undergo a 60-day public comment period, could open the door to tens of thousands of veterans filing claims with the Veterans Benefits Administration, which is already struggling to process a huge inventory of such claims.”

Related Links:

— “Rules Eased for Veterans’ Brain Injury Benefits, “James Dao, The New York Times, December 7, 2012.

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