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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Most Common Disabilities for Women Veterans

In 1973, when the draft ended, women represented 2% of the enlisted forces and 8% of officer corps. Those numbers are currently around 16%, and 19%. Women now make up roughly 10-11% of the total veteran population. The number of women veterans treated at the VA tripled from 2000-2015, with this number expected to double again in the next 10 …

Disabled Vets now get FREE lifetime passes to National Parks

Disabled veterans can get free access with an Access Pass on their cars, granting free access to anyone in that vehicle. On top of access, the access pass gives holders a discount on expanded amenity fees at many National Parks sites, which can include campsite fees, swimming, boat launches, and group tours. More details can be found at this link. You …

Disabled Veterans eligible for Space-A flights

To be eligible for Space-A flights, Veterans must have a permanent and total service-connected disability rating. Flights are typically free of charge, but you should contact your closest Air Mobility Command, or AMC, passenger terminal or the terminal at the location you intend to depart from for specific information. Most terminals have a Facebook page where they post flight information, …