Veterans who served in the Marines, Air Force, Navy, or Army can be entitled to receive disability benefits – tax-free compensation. This is not just for physical injury; those who suffer from mental conditions due to particularly traumatic experiences in war may also apply for benefits. If you or someone you know is a veteran, you might want to take a look at the following conditions:
PTSD. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is something that may occur after life-threatening events, and that means just about every moment of a soldier’s deployment in wartime.
TBI. Traumatic Brain Injury manifests in a wide range of symptoms and disabilities. Its difference from other similar injuries is that TBI is acute.
Toxic Exposure. Soldiers can get exposed to different hazards in the line of duty, such as chemicals and radiation with harmful effects that may show up at a much later time.
Fibromyalgia. This is a disorder that manifests in the form of extensive musculoskeletal pain along with fatigue, memory, mood, and sleep problems.
While the U.S. government provides veterans with benefits, filing for claims might be a tedious process. Fortunately, there are veterans disability lawyers who specialize in handling such claims to make it easy for the veteran and his/her family.