Defense Base Act Compensation Blog

The Modern Day DBA Casualty

Interview with Injured War Zone Contractors: Why are 50% of PTSD claims denied?

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 13, 2010

It’s true that AIG and CNA have a difficult time diagnosing PTSD in contractors.   In fact their success rate at diagnoses appears to be far lower than that of qualified Psychiatrists and Psychologists all over the world.

The military and VA still balk at diagnosing it but they clearly do not have the difficulty that AIG and CNA do.

Please tell us about your experiences with diagnoses of PTSD as a civilian contractor.

One Response to “Interview with Injured War Zone Contractors: Why are 50% of PTSD claims denied?”

  1. Krash said

    I know that it is difficult for many to speak of issues with PTSD, but those of you that have claims for PTSD and have been denied or approved for treatment, if you could post comments on how or why your case was approved or denied then it might help with others whose cases are still pending.

    Who knows, maybe we can start our own support group seeing as AIG and CNA seem to think that we don’t need help adjusting to civilian life after living/working in a war zone.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: