Can you receive VA benefits if you are experiencing delayed PTSD? Yes, but it may be a challenge to prove. You may need the help of an experienced veterans’ attorney to build your case.
In recent years, the VA has become more responsive to the growing evidence of what is called “delayed onset of PTSD,” defined as onset occurring at least six months after the traumatic event. However, it is not uncommon for veterans, especially combat veterans, to develop clear PTSD symptoms later in life, sometimes decades after the in-service stressors.
PTSD onset in older veterans