Veterans seeking more disability benefits than ever before

The veterans of the post-9/11 wars are reporting disabilities in record numbers. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is experiencing a great deal of difficulty keeping up with all of the new claims.

Part of the reason for this is that veterans are now reporting, on average, eight or nine ailments each, ranging from concussions to PTSD. Another reason for the drastic increase in veteran disability claims is that many of the soldiers who sustain injuries that would have been fatal in the past are surviving, but suffering traumatic injuries.

More than 560,000 US veterans have their disability claims older than 125 days that have yet to be approved or denied.

If you are a veteran and have gained a long-term disability while serving your country, contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633.