DAMA Subcommittee Oversight and Legislative Hearing: Ensuring Access to Disability Benefits for Veteran Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma.

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Date: 06.20.19

Location: House Visitors Center 210

Presiding: Rep Luria

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs will hold a legislative and oversight hearing entitled, "Ensuring Access to Disability Benefits for Veteran Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma" that will address H.R. 1092 and an August 2018 VA OIG Report entitled, "Denied PTSD Claims Related to Military Sexual Trauma."

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See meeting documents here

Panel 1


The Honorable Chellie Pingree

U.S. House of Representatives


Panel 2


Mr. Willie Clark

Deputy Under Secretary for Field Operations

Veterans Benefits Administration


Ms. Beth Murphy

Executive Director, Compensation Service

Veterans Benefits Administration


Dr. Margret Bell, Ph.D.

National Deputy Director for Military Sexual Trauma

Veterans Health Administration


Mr. Steve Bracci

Director, Denver Benefits Inspection

VA Office of Inspector General

Panel 3


Ms. Elizabeth Tarloski

Adjunct Professor

Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veteran’s Benefits Clinic

William and Mary Law School


Mr. Shane L. Liermann

Assistant National Legislative Director

Disabled American Veterans


Dr. Sharyn Potter, PhD, MPH

Executive Director of Research

Prevention Innovations Research Center

University of New Hampshire