Wednesday, October 5, 2011

VA Lacks Resources

by Jim Fausone
Veterans Disability Lawyer

Since we have over 600 veteran clients fighting to obtain the disability benefits they deserve, we see a lot of vets who have had problems with the VA system. While the VA health care system is one of the best in the country it is a challenge to have the resources in the proper area at the necessary time. Our veteran clients seem to have the most problems with VA in receiving treatment for their mental health and orthopedic disabilities.

A recent survey of VA social workers, nurses and doctors reports that more than 70 percent believe the department lacks the staff and space to meet the needs of growing numbers of veterans seeking mental health care.

The challenge of balancing the demand for services and the available resources is seen by the numbers. Last year, more than 1.2 million veterans were treated by the VA for a mental health problem, including 408,000 with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. By comparison, 934,000 were treated for mental health problems four years earlier.

The VA is responding to this tidal wave of need for mental health services by increasing staff 47%. The Congress is also keeping an eye on this problem. Read more -

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