Almost three decades ago, a former Navy Sailor from Milbridge, Maine named Ruth Moore was raped twice by a superior officer during her service, and had applied for disability benefits after suffering from mental disorders that stemmed from these assaults. Though she fought for her rights for disability benefits for almost 20 years, it was only in 2009 when she was awarded with more than $400,000 in benefits.
Like Moore, there are a lot of uniformed personnel who had suffered sexual assault, but most of these incidents had gone unreported. Those who do place claims for disability benefits due to trauma caused by these assaults tend to have a difficult time in getting approved. Fortunately, talking to a veterans disability attorney can help a veteran get their due benefits, especially if their post-traumatic stress disorder was caused by sexual assault.