Restore BenefitsJuly 14, 2017 |
by Kristofer Goldsmith
A recent government study concluded that about 12 percent of service members who left the military between 2011 and 2015 did so with a discharge type that will make them unable to access Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Within that group, more than 55,000 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or related conditions prior to discharge.
For such a disturbing report, hardly anyone in Washington seemed to notice. It’s an issue exacerbated by the Defense Department’s apparent solution of discharging these troops instead of providing proper treatment.