Active duty military service can cause a variety of conditions that may prevent men or women from seeking and maintaining employment following their service. There are a few, though, that are much more common, and can cause disability for many veterans.
Most frequently, veterans report back and knee injuries from their time in the service. This can include ankle conditions, knee instability, scoliosis or disc diseases, and even amputation. All of these can cause persistent pain and impact daily activity.
Mental health conditions, like depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, can also affect a person’s everyday life. As a result of the experiences they lived through, many veterans have a higher incidence rate of these mental illnesses than other members of the general public. These conditions can keep an individual from successful, gainful employment, and are among the conditions listed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as being conditions that are covered for VA Disability Benefits.
Others include cardiovascular, skin, dental, eye, or rheumatological conditions that cover a wide variety of symptoms.
To learn more about how your condition may qualify you to receive VA Disability Benefits, call attorney Vaughn Clauson, a U.S. Air Force veteran and North Carolina attorney who focuses his practice on disability law. His professional and life experience and expertise will ensure you get the resources and support you need and deserve, and his team has offices around the state where they will help you take the next steps.