“We need to ensure the protection of the rights of our veterans as they have protected ours,” said Leving. “We owe our freedoms to the brave soldiers that survived combat and returned home and an even greater debt to those who sacrificed all to protect our freedoms.”
Many disabled veterans face significant hurdles in the path to obtain veterans’ benefits. Disability claims from returning Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans have increased nearly 38% over veterans of earlier wars. Moreover, the most prevalent claims from Afghanistan and Iraqi War veterans – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, major depression, and Traumatic Brain Injury – are much different from the war wounds of earlier veterans. These new disabilities are much more difficult to manage and take more time and resources for recovery.
There is a strong need for advocacy and outreach as only half of the veterans who are disabled apply for VA benefits. A recent VA survey demonstrated that only 50% of veterans even know that they might be eligible for VA income benefits or for other VA benefits, such as education and health care. Just providing this critical information to veterans could, in itself, increase their quality of life.
About the Fathers’ Rights Legal Hour
The Fathers’ Rights Legal Hour was founded in early 2009 to educate fathers about their health and the well being of their families and children; it has evolved into a highly regarded resource for family advocacy and fathers’ rights. The show airs every Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:00AM (CT) LIVE on Power 92.3 FM or streaming live at http://power92chicago.com. Listeners are invited to call into the studio with their legal questions at 773-375-9248.
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