Veterans Employment Rates Improving as Unemployment Drops Below 10%
With unemployment a major concern for many Americans, the veteran population from the Iraq and Afghanistan War is one demographic that is finding some relief. According to Star and Stripes, In June 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the veteran unemployment rate for this group has dropped to 9.5%.
Back in 2011, the unemployment rate for veterans was up to 13% as more troops returned from the current wars and began seeking jobs. The reduction of the unemployment rate for veterans is believed to come from increased incentives from the White House for employers to hire veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has also helped by establishing more resources such as the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. There are many benefits available to veterans for educational opportunities to pursue new careers and job assistance through local VA branches.
Disabled veterans can also benefit from many of these services when they apply for veterans’ disability benefits. Those veterans with disabilities that prevent them from working at previous jobs may be able to obtain new skills in a different field. Severely disabled veterans may qualify for full disability and obtain financial and medical assistance in lieu of working.
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.