Facebook and Social Sites Provide Resources to Disabled Veterans
Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become important in many parts of our lives. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken notice of the popularity of these sites as methods of improving access to important news about veterans’ disability benefits, amongst other programs, and in turn developed many social resources for veterans and their families.
Currently, the VA operates an online blog, 150 Facebook pages and 70 Twitter feeds that help provide quick access to information and support to millions of veterans and military families. Its blog has been running since 2009 and generated great responses, especially with topics such as how to file a disability claim.
The Facebook pages are connected to most of the 152 medical centers run by the VA and allow them to better serve local veterans with the most current news and updates about hospital events and services available. The VA also recognizes the importance of Facebook as a tool for veterans to keep in touch with fellow soldiers, which can always be a means of support, during the transitional phase to civilian life.
While online sources, such as the VA’s blog and the VA hospital Facebook pages, are great for quick, basic answers to your veterans’ disability benefit questions, they’re no substitute for the knowledge of a veterans’ disability representative. If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.