When we think of our veterans, we often conjure images of courageous men and women entering battle and putting themselves in harm's way for the betterment of our country. While these veterans certainly exist and should be lauded for their commitment to our country, there are many other veterans who never see battle. Yet, even these individuals can be subjected to harm that can leave them with significant losses, particularly if their injuries render them unable to work.
The brave men and women who serve in our country's military forces often return home with severe physical and emotional damage. These harms can have long-lasting effects, significantly impacting relationship and even one's ability to find and hold a job. Fortunately, federal programs exist to help our veterans find financial stability and settle into civilian life. Though many may be familiar with Social Security disability benefits, few may be aware that veterans who suffered sexual trauma while serving may qualify.
The human body is an amazing thing. In any given day, it can be exposed to harsh environments, brutal physical labor, dangerous viruses and internal changes that can lead to the onset of a debilitating medical condition. For many in Saint Louis, their bodies are able to stave off any potential hazards and they are able to carry on with their normal lives without much thought. For others, though, a single moment can change the course of their life, leaving them struggling to find financial stability.
Digestive problems are common for Americans, and many Missouri residents live with this condition. The severity can range from mild discomfort to complete debilitation. There are a variety of treatments available to those who suffer from these conditions, and in some instances the problem can be remedied. For others, it is incurable but treatable, allowing them to live their normal day-to-day lives. For some, though, their condition may be debilitating, rendering them unable to work, earn a wage, and care for their family. For these individuals, financial relief is needed.
The Social Security disability system is a great way for those who are unable to work to find financial relief. The same goes for their family members, as was discussed on the blog a few weeks ago. However, in order to receive these benefits, certain legal requirements must be met. This often means submitting sufficient documentation of your medical condition, satisfactorily proving that your condition renders you unable to work or carry out normal day-to-day activities, and that you have the requisite work history.