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'Dehumanizing:' Why Veterans Are Giving Up on the Caregiver Program After Surge of Expulsions

Patricia Kime

Mar 24, 2022

Eric Benson, a former Army officer who suffered a head injury in Iraq, managed the first 30 minutes of a required Department of Veterans Affairs' interview before he unraveled.

According to his wife Caira, Benson can sustain “cognitive activity" for about a half-hour. At the 30-minute mark of the lengthy interview, he "doubled over and began drooling on himself from exhaustion."



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