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Soldier to Veteran: Increased Resources for a Successful Transition

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

In the critical first months back in the states without orders to serve, many soldiers find themselves struggling to find housing and employment. Considering this, the Army Career and Alumni Program provides career guidance, education resources and other valuable resources for veterans to find employment and a new path in life.

Army officials have made transition services like this mandatory for soldiers who were on active duty for more than 6 months. The transition process begins at least 12 months prior to the actual release from active duty.

During this time, soldiers, who begin the transition process and prepare for leaving military life, often fair better than those who are just left to fend for themselves. It is important for new veterans to connect with their resource directors of their branch to learn about what services and benefits may be available to them to help with life after military service.

When a soldier is returned to civilian life without support they often struggle to make ends meet. Many soldiers are still fresh from the battlefield with the memories of war still on their mind. Personal struggles with the transition to civilian life can often exasperate the trauma of war that can lead to developing serious conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, which can also warrant veterans disability benefits.

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.