VA Disability Benefits and Health Care: Providing Certain Services to the Seriously Injured Poses Challenges

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "More than 10,000 U.S. military servicemembers, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, have been injured in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Those with serious physical and psychological injuries are initially treated at the Department of Defense's (DOD) major military treatment facilities (MTF). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made provision of services to these servicemembers a high priority. This testimony focuses on the steps VA has taken and the challenges it faces in providing services to the seriously injured and highlights findings from three ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. March 17, 2005.

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "More than 10,000 U.S. military servicemembers, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, have been injured in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Those with serious physical and psychological injuries are initially treated at the Department of Defense's (DOD) major military treatment facilities (MTF). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made provision of services to these servicemembers a high priority. This testimony focuses on the steps VA has taken and the challenges it faces in providing services to the seriously injured and highlights findings from three recent GAO reports that addressed VA's efforts to provide services to the seriously injured. These services include vocational rehabilitation and employment (VR&E) and health care for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. VA Disability Benefits and Health Care: Providing Certain Services to the Seriously Injured Poses Challenges, text, March 17, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291396/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.