Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar, proposed new legislation intended to preserve evidence and documentation of military sexual trauma cases. With the number of enlisted women increasing, this bill is designed to assist victims of sexual assault who may not immediately report the incident but eventually seek benefits and treatment later on. Currently, there is no unified standard for maintaining evidence of sexual assault across the various branches of the military and in many cases the evidence is destroyed in one to five years. Klobuchar’s bill proposes a unified method of record-keeping which ensures lifetime access by any victim, which will come in handy if a victim decides to pursue VA disability benefits down the line.
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If you or someone you know has a Military Sexual Assault (MST) decision or claim pending with VA, please visit www.vetlawyers.com and call the contact number for a free consultation.