The sacrifices made by Georgia veterans and their families are second to none. Veterans put everything on the line to serve their country, at the risk of losing their life and limb. These risks are all too real, as many veterans return from their tours of duty with physical or psychological injury.

While there is nothing that can completely repay veterans for their sacrifices, there are ways that veterans can find assistance in dealing with their war-related injuries. Among these options are filing a “service connected” disability claim, which can provide benefits to veterans for their service connected disability.

There are different ways of establishing a service connected disability, including a direct connection to an injury during service and aggravation of a pre-existing condition or injury. Veterans can also establish a service connected disability by showing treatment in a VA hospital or facility.

In addition, there are many different types of service connected disabilities, including physical injuries like gunshot wounds, back and knee injuries and a traumatic brain injury. There may also be service connected disabilities that are not physical in nature, such as post traumatic stress disorder, Gulf War Syndrome or depression and anxiety.

The important thing is that, no matter what particular kind of injury is suffered by a veteran, help is readily available for the veteran suffering the injury. While veterans’ benefits may not fully repay veterans for their sacrifices, they can be an essential part of recovering from or living with an injury. For more information, please visit our webpage.