Department of Veterans Affairs October 29, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Document Number: E8-25735
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations regarding service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by eliminating the requirement of evidence corroborating occurrence of the claimed in-service stressor in claims in which PTSD is diagnosed in service. This amendment is necessary to facilitate the proof of service connection in such claims. By this amendment, we intend to reduce claim-processing time for such claims.