This country’s veterans have made some of the greatest sacrifices in service to our country. With this service and sacrifice can come lifelong medical issues like physical and mental disabilities that can leave veterans struggling to find or maintain a job. For veterans, there are a multitude of benefits available to them if they so need.
One of these benefits is access to benefits or compensation for your service-connected disability. This disability can be physical or psychological and it likely impairs your ability to seek or maintain work. Sadly, it can sometimes take deserving applicants many tries to achieve a favorable outcome when seeking a veterans’ disability claim. Regardless, sometimes sheer resilience can get a person what they deserve.
The main component of a service-connected disability is if the injury or illness was onset due to a specific incident or long-term exposure to something while deployed or during the time of duty. A pre-existing condition could have been made much worse for a person who experienced a certain incident or exposure while serving. Also, faulty treatment at a VA hospital could be to blame. The disability must render a person either unable to or very challenged to secure or hold a job.
At Rogers Hofrichter & Karrh LLC, we respect the sacrifices that veterans have made for our country. For those that have made a bit more sacrifices than others, they should seek veterans’ benefits that are available to them. They must be sought before they are given. It can make all the difference in the world to a disabled Georgia service-member and their family.