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Handling PTSD During the Holidays

Handling PTSD During the Holidays

  Christmas is a season to be jolly and enjoy time with family and friends. For a veteran with PTSD Christmas can be a challenging time. The Holidays are usually centered around large crowds and celebrations. This can make a veteran suffering with PTSD feel overwhelmed. I am a veteran and I also suffer from PTSD. I avoid large crowds at all costs. This makes it difficult for myself and other veterans with PTSD enjoy the holidays because most holiday events involve a crowd of people. The holidays may also remind veterans with PTSD of a loss they had during...


Errors VA Makes That Veterans Can Appeal

Errors VA Makes That Veterans Can Appeal

If you've been denied disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or believe your disability should have received a higher rating, you have the right to appeal the VA decision. You can win your appeal if you can show that the VA made an error on your claim. Sometimes veterans are denied benefits because of procedural mistakes made by the VA. Below are some of these errors made by the VA.    1. The VA Fails to Notify a Veteran of Required Evidence in a Claim: After a veteran applies for VA benefits, the VA is required to tell the veteran...


IMPROVEMENTS VA IS MAKING TO GET VETERANS CARE

IMPROVEMENTS VA IS MAKING TO GET VETERANS CARE

Many veterans suffer combat-related injuries, including mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and traumatic brain injury. Quality health care is crucial as veterans transition into civilian life. Many Americans have compassion for their veterans. These veterans have either been physically or mentally wounded in combat. From the Vietnam War to recent conflicts in the Middle East, there have been drastic changes in the level of care that these veterans receive at VA hospitals. Yet so many veterans are not receiving the healthcare they desperately need. Why is this? There are many things that prevent a veteran from...


Qualifying for TDIU Benefits

Qualifying for TDIU Benefits

Veterans make many sacrifices during their time in the military. As a result of these sacrifices many veterans are left with the inability to obtain and maintain employment. Many of these veterans that are unable to work are not rated at 100% through the VA. This causes many veterans to struggle to put food on their tables and pay their bills. It is for this reason that the Department of Veterans Affairs established Temporary Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU). The benefit of TDIU is that a veteran will be increased to 100% pay because they have been determined to be unable...


Rally Point Apparel Patriotic Shirt

Rally Point Apparel Patriotic Shirt

The biggest reason you need a Rally Point Apparel military shirt is that our shirts show off your patriotism and love for your country. At Rally Point Apparel we use eye popping designs to bring awareness to veterans’ issues. So, when you buy a Rally Point Apparel Shirt you are not just buying a regular patriotic shirt. We donate a portion of every sale to help homeless veterans. There are so many struggles veterans face in their everyday lives. Many veterans have trouble integrating back into normal civilian society. I am a veteran and proud owner here at Rally Point...