VA adds five diseases to be covered with traumatic brain injury

December 16, 2013 7:21 PM

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WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2013) – Some Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are diagnosed with any of five other ailments will have an easier path to receive additional disability pay under new regulations developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines the cause of TBI as “a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.” The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” ...

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