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Supporting Troops and Veterans

Providing necessary and desirable personal, medical and material assistance to people who have served our country in the military

Supporting Troops and Veterans

Due to the physical and mental wounds they receive in combat; many veterans may live with a handicap. More than 1.8 million veterans have a formalized disability due to the conflicts. More than half of the population of seriously handicapped veterans are survivors of recent conflicts.

Despite not having a disability status or unresolved claims, many more veterans continue to suffer from physical and psychological wounds. Due to more frequent deployments and shorter home stays, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been worse on military families than previous conflicts.

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have higher rates of suicide, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, auto accidents, and homelessness than civilians do. They and their families also had greater divorce rates, murder, child abuse, and child neglect among returning veterans and parents who stayed behind.

Even though veterans are confined in military hospitals, families frequently offer care when service men come home injured. It should be considered one of the costs of war that families and local groups are being forced to shoulder the burden of caring for the war injured.

Benefits for Individuals Who Serve or Have Served in the US Military

Due to their sacrifices for our nation, veterans of the United States are entitled to several financial and non-financial benefits. These include:

Medical Care

Care is provided for members, retirees, and dependents via the Military Health System.

Housing

You can apply for home loans and grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs if you are a member or veteran (VA).

Education

Through military and veteran programs, you can be eligible for education benefits. You could even be able to provide your spouse or kids access to your Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

Life Insurance

The military members’ life insurance covers everyone in the group. Survivor Benefit Plan enrollment is open to retirees.

Help with Finding a Job

Military personnel might receive assistance to get a career in the private sector.

Retirement

A lifetime monthly annuity is given to members who retire after at least 20 years of service.

Challenges For Veterans

Veterans confront a variety of difficulties once they leave the service, such as:

Unemployment

After returning home, a lot of veterans have trouble finding employment. After graduating from high school, many people join the military. Because of this, it’s possible that they lack the education required for many occupations. Fortunately, those who are having trouble finding work can get assistance from the Veterans Administration.

Having a Relationship with Oneself

Veterans who have served their nation have done a commendable thing. But many of them struggle with a sense of identity and purpose. Because they no longer have the prestigious status they formerly did, they could struggle with low self-esteem.

Homelessness

Veterans are thought to make up around 30% of the homeless population. Due to their high drug addiction and mental illness rate, many veterans are in danger of becoming homeless. Some veterans don’t earn enough money to cover their housing costs.

Physical Disabilities

Many veterans are hurt while they are fighting. Amputation, scarring, and deformity are a few examples of the physical harm that soldiers may sustain during war. Having these physical limitations might make finding work considerably harder. They may also result in self-esteem concerns.

Mental Health Issues

Veterans of the armed forces have a greater incidence of depression and suicide. People do not receive the necessary assistance since it is stigmatized in society. Another obstacle that prevents people from receiving mental health care is the expense.

Services Required for Veterans To Adjust to Civilian Life

Given their great sacrifices for us, our nation owes our returning veterans nothing but the best. Veterans struggle to acclimate to civilian jobs and maintain mental health because of their experience in a highly organized, rigidly regulated military service organization.

As a result, many people have not fully recovered from their experiences. Services for veterans, such as helping them reintegrate into society, providing them with animal companionship as therapy, and providing them with veteran employment prospects, are essential needs upon coming home.

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