When people discuss disabled veterans, often the focus tends to stay on physical disabilities, which are more obvious and pronounced. However, the psychological impact of military service can be just as disabling as any physical injury, leaving veterans struggling to hold down a job or care for their basic needs. Here are five things veterans need to know about psychological disabilities:
Most people who apply for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) do so within a year of being discharged from the service. However, some people may not apply for disability benefits until years afterwards, with some people only seeking benefits decades later. But why might someone want to apply for benefits so long after their military service ended?
When a veteran tries to apply for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), there is always the chance that they will either be denied benefits, or not receive the rating they might be entitled to. If this happens, it can be worthwhile to appeal the disability determination to get a better outcome. But what exactly does it mean to appeal a VA disability determination, and how could it help you?
The process of applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be long and difficult, which makes it all the worse if you get denied. Fortunately, there are a few common mistakes you can watch for to make sure your application has the best chance of getting approved. Here are five of the biggest reasons that applications for VA benefits get denied:
If you are a veteran suffering from a severe medical condition, you may have considered applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) previously. In fact, you may already have applied but been turned down. However, despite this, you may still be eligible for benefits (or, if you already have benefits, you may be entitled to more than you currently receive). Here are a few reasons why you might be entitled to VA disability benefits and not realize it:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has extended a number of housing assistance programs introduced during the pandemic that are meant to help veterans facing homelessness. These programs include a moratorium on evictions and foreclosure, as well as mortgage repayment assistance for veterans struggling with their mortgages. These programs are especially important for disabled veterans, who are disproportionately likely to become homeless. Continue reading “VA Extends Housing Assistance for Vulnerable Veterans”
If you have served in the military and suffered a physical or psychological disability as a result, you are entitled to disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). However, before you can gain access to those benefits, you first must go through an application process, during which problems can potentially arise. Here are five potential problems you may face when applying for veterans’ disability benefits: Continue reading “Five Potential Problems When Applying for Veterans’ Disability Benefits”
Stars and Stripes reported that AMVETS is protesting a series of cuts in veterans’ benefits proposed by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The agency said such reductions are necessary but AMVETS argues these will negatively impact veterans in need.
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In a previous article, the innovative technological advancement of “VEText” and its benefits to veterans was discussed. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs has not stopped there; the VA is continuously implementing new ways to improve how our nation’s veterans receive care.
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Over the years, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has struggled with contacting veterans and reminding them about their medical appointments. To help reduce no-shows and improve access to care, the Department recently launched its VEText program. Through VEText, an automated, interactive text message is sent to the veteran, in which they are reminded about their appointment and can either confirm or cancel it.
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