Social Security Disability
Individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for Social Security Administration disability benefits under these two programs:
Social Security Disability Insurance program, and
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
Some Wounded Warriors and Veterans who have a Compensation Rating of 100% Permanent and Total (P&T) may expedite the processing of their disability claims.
The return home from combat can often leave servicemembers feeling out of place with the most important people in their lives - their families.
"In deployment, Soldiers grow accustomed to a new lifestyle and a new 'family' - those buddies that bond together to defend each other," said Maj. Ken Williams, 14th Military Police Brigade chaplain. "This lifestyle change is prolonged and becomes familiar, i.e., the new normal."
The families also change while the Soldier is deployed.
"The family is a system," Williams said. "When one family member is absent, the whole system changes. All members of the family adapt to a new 'normal' way of life."
When the servicemember returns, the family may feel uncomfortable with each other, and the servicemember may withdraw from the family.