Being a veteran that travels can make it hard to get disability compensation care. The care I will be discussing is to get or increase your rating. I was surprised to first hear about Veterans State commissions at an RV Rally (pre-COVID). Even though I had been to and had worked with the Veterans Administration (VA) before, no one ever mentioned that states have a separate agency to assist with navigating issues at the VA.
I was hesitant about applying for disability for service-related injuries or illness because I was not missing any limbs or suffering from a traumatic brain injury. As I continued to age, those old service injuries started to impact my daily living. As I got involved with service organizations, I realized that I, like so many woman veterans, downplayed the impact of the injuries I received while serving my country. My brother retired from the military as well. He stated he put in all his paperwork as he retired. I did not until years later.
I tried working a few different approaches before I received results by using this process.
I hope this information helps another veteran get the compensation you deserve. What has your experience been working with the VA?
August 19, 2020 while driving through Hayden Valley we happened upon this bison fight. I got everything but the first clash. You never know what you will see during the bison rut in Hayden Valley. One thing we have learned in our time working at Yellowstone is that you always leave extra time to get through the valley. Bison are notorious for stopping in the middle of the road. Luckily, the female who caused this jam also allowed up to capture this entire bison fight.