Saturday, July 10, 2010

Obama: More post-traumatic stress help for vets

Eric Shinseki

The government is taking what President Barack Obama calls "a long overdue step" to aid veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, making it easier for them receive federal benefits.

The changes that Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will announce Monday fulfill "a solemn responsibility to provide our veterans and wounded warriors with the care and benefits they've earned when they come home," Obama said in his weekly radio and online address Saturday.

Photo:In this April 9, 2010, file photo Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki speaks at the Togus Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta. Shinseki will announce the changes Monday, July 11. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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