Share This Post


Disabled

According to the US Census Bureau, almost 6 million veterans had some type of disability in 2014, 3.7 million of those received their disabilities while serving in the military. 

Even though the size of our total active duty military force continues to dramatically decrease year by year, the rate of disability continues to drastically increase.  The reality is that modern medical science has enabled wounded servicemembers to survive injuries that used to be often fatal.  With that, fatalities are a fraction of what they once were in wars past.  Survival is a blessing, but the challenges that disabilities pose are often overlooked in our communities.

With the help of Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) the VA has continually improved the services for disabled veterans.  VA disability ratings range from 10% to 100%.  Explore these resources to connect to the disabled veteran community or file a claim to receive disability benefits from the VA.

If you have any comments or concerns, please reach out to us with our social media.

Relevant Show

Episode 136: Fighting for Disability Compensation from VA

More To Explore

2024

Grand Finale of the Evolution of AHG

By: Stephanie Kalota Founder, Veteran Legislative Voice & AHG Correspondent In the grand finale of the relaunch of America’s Heroes Group, it is important to include all those

2024

The Evolution of America’s Heroes Group

By: Stephanie Kalota Founder, Veteran Legislative Voice & AHG Correspondent n 2016, America’s Heroes Group (AHG) started as a modest weekly one-hour radio show on AM 1690 WVON