From the author of The Veteran's Survival Guide, The Veteran's PTSD Handbook addresses the obstacles that veterans face when filing for benefits related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In an accessible, self-help style Roche offers detailed instructions on how to prepare a well-grounded claim for veterans' benefits relating to PTSD.
Maj. John D. Roche, USAF (Ret.), served as a bomber pilot, had combat duty in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and held a variety of administrative assignments. Subsequently, he worked for sixteen years as a claims adjudication specialist for the Veterans Administration and as a veterans' service officer for Pinellas County, Florida, where he was a tireless advocate for veterans and their families. Roche enjoyed one of the highest rates of wins on appeal in the state. This book, his second, is based on his experience as a successful practitioner, five years of independent research, and personal consultations with some 80,000 veterans, widows, and dependents. He lives in Palm Harbor, Florida.