Bill Introduced to Correct Misdiagnosed
Representative Tim Walz (Minn.), a member
of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, introduced legislation (H.R. 975) that would authorize
thePhysical Disability Board of Review
(PDBR) to evaluate and, when necessary, correct service
records for veterans diagnosed by the Department of Defense (DoD) with a
Personality Disorder (PD) or Adjustment Disorder (AD) and discharged
after active-duty deployment.Because PD and AD are considered
pre-existing conditions, DoD is not obligated to award these veterans
benefits related to their conditions. Walz introduced the“Servicemembers Mental Health Review Act” because hebelieves many of these vets are
actually suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and are
eligible for benefits they’ve rightfully earned and need to
properly reintegrate into their communities.
are urged to use the FRA Action Center to ask their representative to
support the bill.