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Evaluation of the Disability Determination Process for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans


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At the mandate of the U.S. Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contracted with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to review the process by which the VA assesses impairments relating to TBI for purposes of awarding disability compensation.

In the resulting report, Evaluation of the Disability Determination Process for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans, the committee outlines its findings and provides recommendations to the VA related to the health care specialists who diagnose TBI; the adequacy of the tools used by VA to provide clinical examinations and disability ratings for TBI; and the adjudication process (the overall process used to evaluate for disability compensation, from submission of claims through appeals).