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Veterans' issues: VA benefits program assists disabled veterans

This past Memorial Day, people in Mobile and nationwide took a moment of remembrance for those in the military who made the ultimately sacrifice in serving our country -- their lives. However, it is also important to remember that some of the veterans who are fortunate enough to come home from active duty may come home with a physical or mental disability related to their time in service.

What are some common war-related injuries veterans face?

America's service members often sacrifice their health in the line of duty, while bravely protecting our country. Veterans from Alabama and nationwide may find that after they return home from active duty, they suffer from a variety of ailments, some of which can be disabling.

Veterans' issues: what are the symptoms of PTSD?

Veterans in Alabama and across the nation, give their all in protecting our nation. Unfortunately, combat can take its toll on a veteran's health. Physical injuries, such as an amputated limb, can be easy to spot. However, servicemembers returning home from combat often face a much more silent ailment: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sometimes the symptoms of PTSD are so severe that they keep a servicemember from even being able to do routine things. In general, there are four categories of PTSD symptoms.

Understanding VA and Social Security disability benefits

Veterans who are receiving VA disability benefits may be able to obtain Social Security disability benefits. VA disability benefits are available to military veterans suffering from a service-related disability. Social Security disability benefits are available to disabled individuals with sufficient work history. Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are monthly benefits for disabled individuals suffering from a severe disability that prevents them from working. The disability claims process can be complicated so it is important to understand veterans' issues related to disability.

What vets should know about disability benefits

As a nation, we are eternally grateful to those men and women who have served in the armed forces. As a gesture of appreciation for their valor, selflessness and commitment to keeping the U.S. secure, the federal government has long provided Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force personnel with access to everything from education to healthcare.

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