Belleville, IL (PRWEB) September 09, 2013
More than 2 million Americans served in America’s Global War on Terrorism, a 10-year period following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks (now known as an overseas contingency operation). As the U.S. observes Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we honor the nearly 3,000 people killed in those terrorist attacks. But we also must remember the military members who served, and are serving, in the conflict that followed, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of veterans disability appeals and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation.
“Many Americans felt duty-bound to join military service after 9/11, and their dedication to serving and protecting their country can be recalled during our nationwide remembrances,” said Brett Buchanan, an Allsup VA-accredited claims agent and Army veteran who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. “During my time in the Army, I served alongside many soldiers who felt compelled to join the armed forces immediately following 9/11. They provided a great service to their country.”
That service often came with great personal sacrifice. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports nearly 600,000 veterans receive some level of service-connected VA disability benefits following service after Sept. 11, 2001. Impairments related to the musculoskeletal system, skin disorders, hearing impairment, neurological conditions and mental disorders are among the top conditions in terms of prevalence among veterans from this time period. “Now, many of these veterans who experience service-connected disability are seeking assistance through the VA disability compensation program,” Buchanan said.
Ten Tips When Filing A VA Disability Appeal
Veterans with service-connected disabilities from this war, as well as other conflicts, face a complex process to receive VA disability compensation. Allsup recommends the following steps when considering filing a VA disability claim or appeal:
Veterans who can no longer work due to disability also may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance in combination with VA disability benefits. Read more about veterans disability appeals at Veterans.Allsup.com. For help with your VA disability appeal or to learn about eligibility for SSDI, contact Allsup at (888) 372-1190.
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, Medicare and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. Visit http://www.Allsup.com or connect with Allsup at http://www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.