An unprecedented number of veterans and military service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning from the war with symptoms or diagnoses of post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD). The VA has recognized the validity of the diagnosis and has eased up the requirements for getting disability compensation for PTSD. The VA provides medical care, job retraining, and other benefits for those suffering from this mental illness. Courts at home have also recognized the effect PTSD can have on a veteran who is trying to transition to civilian life while haunted by memories from the theater. Learn how to protect your right to benefits and special consideration if you suffer from PTSD.