"Jim Mylott"
©2009 Leslie Granda-Hill
After serving 18 years in the army, Jim Mylott was crushed in his vehicle in Iraq in 2004. He suffered acute traumatic brain injury and is 70% disabled. The VA uses a percentage rating system to determine the benefits each soldier is entitled to. The “Rating Board” consists of a single claims adjudicator with no medical training. Appeals can be lengthy and leave the injured without care and for some, homeless.