In tide of new PTSD cases, fear of growing fraud

  • Robert Warren was in the Navy from 1984 to 1988 and never rose above the rank of petty officer third class. Veterans Affairs prosecutors claimed Warren made false disability claims to collect benefits from the VA.

    Robert Warren was in the Navy from 1984 to 1988 and never rose above the rank of petty officer third class. Veterans Affairs prosecutors claimed Warren made false disability claims to collect benefits from the VA. Associated Press

 
Updated 5/2/2010 7:12 AM

Moved by a huge tide of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress, Congress has pressured the Department of Veterans Affairs to settle their disability claims -- quickly, humanely, and mostly in the vets' favor.

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