by Jim Fausone
Veteran Disability Lawyer
There are two important points here: (1) you are entitled to a Purple Heart if you suffered a TBI as a result of enemy action and (2) because Purple Heart status entitles you to special treatment by VA it is important to receive the Purple Heart. Military Uniform Regulations currently call for awarding Purple Heart medals for "concussion injuries caused as a result of enemy-generated explosions". At the start of these wars, a decade ago, confusion existed about TBI and Purple Hearts but DOD has made it clear that TBI's are eligible.
The VA gives special status to Purple Heart recipients. Veterans who have earned the Purple Heart medal now receive faster service and save money when they access Department of Veterans Affairs health care. So don't just walk away from this medal. It may be important decades from now when you need to access VA health care.
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