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Subject: Lawyers & PTSD Claims Date: 3/18/2014 1:38 PM
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A recent study revealed that British troops suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) much less than American troops (who are four times more likely to report PTSD symptoms). The British researchers were not sure why this was so but suggested that it may have had to do with the use of 12 month (versus six month) combat tours by the Americans as well as age differences and the fact that U.S. troops often returned to Iraq and Afghanistan more frequently than their British counterparts.

But there’s another difference that was not mentioned. Since 2006 a growing number of lawyers have been contacting American troops coming back from duty overseas and urging them to claim they have PTSD and apply for disability benefits. It's reached the point where nearly half the 1.8 million troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are now applying for disability payments. About a third of those applying have received disability payments (a monthly check, for varying amounts). As recently as the 1991 Gulf war, 21 percent of the veterans of that campaign (which only included a hundred days of large scale combat) applied for disability. Before that it was even less.
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