Veterans struggle with many issues, but the one thing they should not have to worry about is their survival after returning to civilian life. There are benefits in place to prevent veterans from going without, especially when they struggle with injuries as a result of their service.
Some common injuries that result from service include traumatic brain injuries, amputations and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each of these changes people’s lives in different ways and each is a complicated condition. Veterans who struggle with these or other disabilities deserve support as they focus on their recovery.
How Social Security Disability helps
Social Security disability helps by providing individuals with monthly compensation. It’s nontaxable income, so the veteran doesn’t have to worry about saving back taxes. Although the amounts are generally not high, they should be enough to cover common living expenses such as rent and utilities, food and other necessities. In 2018, the average payout is $1,197 per month. $2,778 is the maximum a person can receive.
Other benefits may be used at the same time as Social Security Disability, such as Supplemental Security Income. It is vital to apply for these additional benefits at the same time as SSD since the applications rely on one another.
If you’re hurt while serving your country, you deserve the benefits above and many others. Your attorney can talk to you about how to apply to get the support you need as quickly as possible. This can be a long process, but it is shortened if you have the right help at the time of application.