Back At It

Back pain is in the top 10 most common veteran disabilities. Many factors contribute to back pain and disabilities, such as physical training and strain, equipment weight, falls or injuries, lack of  proper shoes, etc. The Musculoskeletal system is very complex, and one area of injury or pain can often cause multiple issues. In reality, knowing what ratings you qualify …

It’s Not the Bee’s Knees

Did you know that over 92% of veterans are rated for limitation of flexion of at least one knee? Knee conditions are in the top 5 of the most common veteran disabilities, with limitation of flexion being the most common of knee issues. Unfortunately, knee conditions are often some of the most difficult for veterans, doctors and the VA to …

More common than you think: PTSD Disability

The third most common veteran disability is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. Referred to as “shell shock” during WWI or “combat fatigue” during WWII, PTSD is not something only veterans suffer from, although data shows that veterans make up the majority of …

Employee Spotlight: Sheena Johanns

Sheena Johanns, Media Manager office@bevetstrong.com    *Visit Sheena’s LinkedIn Profile Here. Degree: -BS in English/Communications -Currently working on NASM/AFAA Nutrition Certification What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? -I love being able to do my part and educate people and spread the word about how we can help veterans get the benefits and ratings they have earned …

Do you hear what I hear? Auditory Injuries & Disabilities.

Of the top 10 most common veteran disabilities, auditory injuries/issues are boss, taking spots 1 and 2.  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, exposure to sounds at 85 decibels or higher can contribute to hearing loss and auditory ailments. 85 decibels might seem like a lot, but if you look over the graph below, you can …

Co-owner Spotlight: Tashina Peterson

Tashina’s contact information: office@bevetstrong.com    1-(843)-312-1904 *Visit Tashina’s LinkedIn Profile Here.   What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? -My favorite part of my job is being able to talk to our veterans and hear their stories. The good ones, the bad ones, and all the ones in between! What strengths do you bring to the team? …

One foot in front of the other: Foot Disabilities

Did you know that many veterans have foot problems, pain, or conditions that they suffer from that are often overlooked or misunderstood, and causing them to miss out on disability ratings/benefits? In this post, we’re going to get a little scientific, but then break it down, so you can get a more clear idea of what foot deformities and conditions …

Co-owner Spotlight: Kyle Peterson

Kyle’s contact information: kyle@bevetstrong.com    1-(843)-312-1905 *Visit Kyle’s LinkedIn Profile Here.   Service rank and title -MM1 SS Degrees -B.S. Nuclear engineering technology from Excelsior College -MBA Strategic Leadership from the University of Tennessee   What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? -I love it when clients realize an accurate VA rating that unlocks new care options, …

New Year, New Insurance Benefits

Disabled veteran insurance changes are just part of a massive bill that was passed by both the House and Senate in December 2020. Some of the changes include: *A long awaited increase in the pay-out cap for the Service-Disabled Veteran Insurance program; from $10,000- $40,000.The program started in the 1950’s and was created to help veterans get access to benefits …

Employee Spotlight: Cruiz Emery

Cruiz’s contact information: cruiz@bevetstrong.com    1-(315)-406-9114 *Visit Cruiz’s LinkedIn Profile Here. Service rank and title -US Navy Second Class Petty Officer (AT2) Degree -BA in Business Administration   What do you love about working with Atlas Benefit Consulting? -What I love about ABC is that they truly care about Vets and their families. I was a customer before I began …