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It’s an assumption of benefits — a solider served his country, offered courage in the most tragic of circumstances. His actions were proven worthy; and a return home was to ensure security for the future. Enrolling within the Department of Veteran Affairs seemed the easiest way to obtain all promised rewards. He would surely receive what he deserved.
Instead, however, he finds himself now struggling: with no benefits given and no explanations provided. The soldier is without the support he’s earned — and this is as disheartening as the war he fought in.
It’s estimated that almost 9,000,000 individuals are involved with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Of these men and women, however, only 3,000,000 receive the expected benefits. A slightly higher average (5,000,000) qualify for minimal healthcare; and the rest are lost in the void between, unable to gain the help they need for themselves and their families.
Such numbers are startling — and spark the need for support groups.
Veterans lacking the necessary aid rely on support groups. These organizations are composed of professional counselors, attorneys and physicians: all working together to ensure that soldiers gain the respect they deserve. They tirelessly devote themselves to cases, giving legal and financial advice — as well as helping families cope with the emotional strains.
These efforts are imperative. Veterans often return home and are unable to develop a typical existence. They require care. Support groups ensure that they receive it — by obtaining the benefits they earned by serving their country and their cause.