Coping with disability can take time, and this is especially true for veterans. Oftentimes the situation where the disability was sustained may itself be a source of post-traumatic stress. PTSD is a very real issue, and it has accompanied warriors as long as there have been warriors. It was called “shell shock” in the first part of the 20th century. And it likely won’t go away as long as violent conflict exists.
Unfortunately, though the government itself should be the most responsible party when it comes to those they employ for the protection of the country, oftentimes this isn’t the case. By many accounts, today’s government doesn’t treat its veterans right. It is abominable that we lose more veterans to suicide than were actually lost in battle.
Part of the reason this happens is that the system is broken. But even beyond the brokenness of our current system, there are certainly abuses which go unreported. Sometimes it can be a civic duty for you as a veteran to seek legal assistance in fighting a system that increasingly seems rigged against the very people who provide physical protection for this country.
Obtaining Legal Support
If you’re getting undermined through bureaucracy or negligence, if that sort of thing is preventing you from pursuing your personal life reasonably, it’s just possible that you’ve got a case. It’s also possible you’re not alone, and fighting that case could help provide relief for other veterans in a similar situation.
Attorneys like those available from Holtz Law provide support for clients who are hailing from multiple areas of life; according to the website, “Holtz Law is a family law practice committed to resolving your personal and business affairs.”
Seeking an attorney like this can help you to get the sort of support government agencies should provide, but may not give you directly for one reason or another. Legal assistance in such a scenario can even be life-saving, depending on the circumstance. There are many veterans who are homeless, but could be represented in court, a settlement reached, and support sustained. What hampers them is lack of knowledge.
Thankfully, the internet today makes it possible to attain previously obscure information through a simple online search. For example, if you’ve dealt with one company who wouldn’t provide VA benefits even though it worked with the government, you can avoid being undermined again.
This can be done through performing a Georgia Secretary of State corporations search; according to the site: “You can find information on any corporation or business entity in Georgia or another state by performing a search on the Secretary of State website of the state or territory where that corporation is registered.”
Find Ways To Independently Support Yourself
Something else it makes sense for you to do as a veteran is find means of economic expansion. You’re likely eligible for certain benefits, and even disability pay. Because so many soldiers are legally eligible for these provisions, government agencies often work to skip around them.
They may not do this directly, but there’s a budget to consider, and it’s to their best interests to tighten that budget where possible. Unfortunately, sometimes this could mean you lose monthly pay you rightly deserve.
Obtaining legal support can, again, be fundamental in securing what your government owes you. Once you’re able to secure what you’re owed on a regular basis, your next step is going to be finding a way to put that to work for you. If you’ve been in the military, you likely understand how to live beneath your means; and this is a skill to employ here.
The truth is, regardless of how things are represented at face-value, you just can’t have true faith in massive institutions. You need to have some means of financial stability which is separate from them for greatest security. Especially if you’ve been injured, or have other disabilities, legal assistance may be your best hope. It’s hard to be profitable—even impossible—with certain disabilities. The right attorney may be able to help ensure you don’t fall through the cracks.