WASHINGTON – Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington state and Jon Tester of Montana are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve it work to make sure that all servicemembers who suffer from military sexual trauma (MST) are made eligible for disability payments.
In a letter to the VA, the senators wrote: “Far too many servicemembers, both men and women, are returning home from service carrying the devastating wounds that result from MST. After sacrificing so much to serve their county, they often face tremendous challenges in obtaining the services and benefits they desperately need. That is why …