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Veterans often face health risks such as major depression and mental health issues due to the nature of the work they do. Armed forces services affect the aspects of relationships as well as physical and mental wellbeing.  Military life may have positive effects on well-being but the intensity and type of service and transition to civilian living can have negative consequences. These negative consequences, coupled with an increase in...
According to the CDC, one in four adults live with a disability in the U.S. Yet people with disabilities are severely underrepresented in American elected office. While there are a handful of politicians with disabilities serving on the national level, many of us don’t know of any in our state or local governments.  There’s only one way that representation of disabled individuals can improve: by those with disabilities...
Many veterans want to work but find it difficult to be employed without having a negative impact on their VA-recognized health challenges. Here are three ways a veteran can have a job without aggravating existing health conditions. Choose a career that doesn't make you sicker As human beings, we are wired for work. We are built for activity, productivity, socialization, and accomplishment. Having something that you do every day...
Perhaps the most respected section of American society is the veterans who have sacrificed to bring peace and security to the nation and its citizens. Many of these veterans, nearly 12.6% in a population of almost 10 million, are suffering from some form of disability. These disabled veterans need to be given the kind of comfort and freedom they deserve. In addition, offering them full-time career opportunities OR even a part-time...
Loneliness is all too common amongst military veterans, with a study published in the Journal Occupational Medicine finding it to be one of the  most commonly reported issues . Under the current regulations around social distancing, social isolation is even more of a problem for veterans, many of whom find themselves living alone with little contact with friends and family, who may not understand what they’ve been through. For...
Did you know that veterans who receive VA disability may be eligible for additional benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If you were discharged from the military recently, or have worked at least part-time since your leave, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, which is a monthly payment that can be used for your healthcare, rent, household needs, or any other daily living expenses....
3.5 million of the country’s 12 million veterans  report that they have a disability . While there are a number of  services available to aid our vets , if an individual with a disability doesn’t have equal access to the information online regarding such programs they may not even be aware of them, let alone be able to seek the help they need and deserve. An inclusive website experience is necessary to ensure...