The human body is a fragile, yet resilient thing. In some instances of serious injuries, with adequate medical care, an individual is able to make a full recovery with very little, if any, signs that the injury even occurred. In other instances, though, the injuries suffered are so severe that not even the most advanced medical treatments can provide a cure. When this is the case, it can be difficult or impossible for a victim to reclaim what was once his or her normal life. This can create emotional and financial challenges.
Previously, this blog discussed how the U.S. Senate passed a bill aimed at helping veterans receive benefits for fertility treatment. This is a big win for our nation's bravest, but as we have discussed before, there are many challenges when it comes to seeking out Social Security disability or other benefits intended for veterans. These difficulties shouldn't deter disabled vets from seeking what they deserve, though, as successfully obtaining benefits could mean securing financial stability for a long time to come.
Obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be a battle. However, the fight can be well worth it, as successfully seeking out SSD benefits means that an individual can receive a consistent monthly payment to help put food on the table, keep a roof over his or her head, and get medical bills paid. Yet, as has been discussed previously on this blog, there are certain situations when one's benefits can be affected.
Back in March, we discussed how the Department of Veterans Affairs was denying disabled veterans the benefits they need in order to pursue in-vitro fertilization. For those who have served our country by putting their lives on the line, this is no small matter. The cost for fertility treatment and in-vitro fertilization can be staggering, putting our wounded vets in the precarious position of choosing between a family and significant debt.
Veterans who put their lives on the line for the betterment of our country often have a lot to deal with once they return home. They might have experienced significant trauma while serving in the military, and many of our brave men and women in uniform suffer devastating injuries. These harms can make it difficult to readjust to normal civilian life. In fact, many veterans are rendered unable to work once they enter civilian life, causing a significant amount of financial strain.