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Veterans to receive increased benefits for mild brain trauma

The government has announced plans to substantially increase disability benefits for veterans with mild traumatic brain injuries. This plan acknowledges for the first time that veterans suffering from this less severe version of the Iraq war’s most common wound will struggle to make a living.

Up to 320,000 troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered traumatic brain injury. The vast majority are mild and came from exposure to an explosion, often from a roadside bomb.

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