The old military adage “never leave a man behind” is one that dates back to ancient Rome. Even then, fierce loyalty and bravery was innate among servicemen. While the phrase is still used today, it unfortunately does not always apply to our nation’s disabled veterans. Though these men and women made great personal sacrifices for their country, too many are.
Applying for disability benefits from the VA can be complicated. After months of tracking down documents, forwarding additional paperwork and presenting your best, most complete application to the VA, it can be incredibly frustrating to find out your claim has been denied or you have been underrated. Thankfully, you don’t have to take that for an answer. Veterans have the.
You selflessly completed your military service, but you have been left with a life-altering injury or condition. You disagree with the VA’s decision on your case and you have decided to appeal the decision and continue fighting for the benefits that you deserve. In addition to filing the appeal paperwork and submitting additional evidence, you have the right to request.
Veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury during combat are much less likely to find a job when they return home, compared to veterans who did not suffer an injury. The consequences of a traumatic brain injury during combat may continue to follow a veteran for months, and even years later. Traumatic brain injury is associated with a higher.
A recent policy change at the Department of Veterans Affairs will now require veterans to go through a more formal process, while beginning the process of receiving benefits. Two groups of veterans recently filed a lawsuit against the Department Of Veterans Affairs, saying that the new policies are veteran-unfriendly, and make it difficult for vets to begin receiving their.
Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, have a much higher risk of developing heart disease, compared to veterans without this mental disorder. Veterans, especially those who served in combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan have a higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder. Many studies have linked post-traumatic stress disorder to a higher risk of suicide. New studies.
An investigation by CBS has found widespread mismanagement at the Department Of Veterans Affairs with the result that many veterans were denied benefits even when they were eligible for these. Every year, the Veterans Benefit Administration processes disability claims for veterans, providing them approximately $95 billion, in disability, pension and other benefits. However, widespread mismanagement at the agency has.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has introduced new benefits application forms that it says are simple to use. However, the new system is confusing, especially for older veterans, and those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries. Under the new policies, which will take effect on March 24, the informal claim process that earlier allowed veterans to kick start the.
A veteran suicide prevention bill that would require an independent evaluation of suicide prevention programs by the federal administration, and increase the number of psychiatrists available to treat veterans, has been blocked. The bill was blocked by Senator Tom Coburn, Republican-Oklahoma. The bill HR 5059 would have required the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department Of Defense to establish.
Veterans, who have been hospitalized after suffering a mental health disorder, have a much higher risk of committing suicide. That increased suicide risk increases significantly in the year after they have been discharged from hospital. According to a new study, the suicide rate in the American Army has increased significantly since 2004. Currently, the suicide rate for veterans is higher.