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Mentally Disabled Veterans: VA Training Workshops Improving Clergy Help

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

One of the most underserved groups of veterans is those who live in rural areas where services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other veterans support organizations are not as prevalent. In a recent move to increase the services available to veterans in these areas, the VA will be hosting workshops across the country to offer new resources and training to clergy that reside in rural communities with a high veteran population.

This summer workshops will be held through June in areas of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Both community clergy members and any Veterans Service Organization representatives are encouraged to attend.

The workshops will provide information about the VA benefits available to their veteran parishioners, as well as focus on spiritually helping veterans dealing with mental health issues, such as the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder, overcoming the stigma portrayed with seeking help, and readjusting to civilian life.

As the VA continues to expand their service outreach to rural areas to help provide health services to veterans who cannot travel to a VA clinic for treatment, it is important for veterans to also apply for disability benefits that can further help them with their struggle.

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.