January 01, 2018 GPSolo

GIVING BACK: Help Veterans Receive Disability Benefits: Join the ABA’s VCAN

Jason T. Vail

We owe so much to those who have served in the armed forces. As lawyers, we have so much to offer veterans who are struggling with legal problems. Of the benefits available to the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces, one of the most important is financial compensation to those who have suffered physical or mental injuries during their time on active duty. It is our responsibility as a nation grateful for their sacrifices to make whole those who have become disabled as a consequence of their military service. Unfortunately, our veterans are routinely forced to wait to receive the disability compensation to which they are entitled while the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), through its Veterans Benefits Administration, takes months—or even years—to resolve their claims.

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