Wounded warriors and disabled veterans stationed over in Germany will find it easier to obtain military uniforms thanks to a new addition to the military clothing store in Kaiserslautern.
The new attachment to the existing military uniform store on Kleber Kaserne is outfitted with several amenities for disabilities. The store features wider aisles, wheelchair ramps, automatic doors, and two dressing rooms that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Services for Wounded and Disabled Veterans
With the wide range of combat injuries and service-connected diseases that may impair a soldier, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for providing the best care and benefits for our troops. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) work diligently to help provide the best services for wounded warriors.
Some servicemembers who become injured may leave behind most of their possessions when sent to a medical facility for treatment. The disability-friendly uniform store in Germany is one small step to providing new services to help make life easier for disabled veterans.
Services Helping Inspire Disabled Veterans
Iraq veteran Staff Sgt. Josh Forbess survived a combat injury in 2003 that sent him back to the U.S. for treatment at the Army’s burn center in San Antonio, according to Stars and Stripes. After recovery, he was given his uniform voucher and picked up his gear just like any other soldier.
When he heard about a uniform store that catered specifically to disabled veterans and wounded troops, he was highly supportive of the idea. “I know if this would have been around when I was injured, it might have given me a little different inspirational boost or mind-set.”
Inspiring and boosting the morale of wounded troops is an important part of recovery. Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to the care and support of our soldiers, both past and present.
Government Services for Disabled Veterans and Wounded Soldiers
In many cases, wounded soldiers may best cope with their injuries by utilizing the services offered by the VA and DoD for disabled veterans. The VA offers benefits to disabled veterans who have a disability rating and can prove that their disabling conditions are connected to their military service.
Another service that disabled veterans may want to consider is joining support groups to connect with other veterans coping with similar conditions. Finding others that are going through the same situations that you are may help you better settle into life after a serious combat injury.
Recovering from war injuries or developing a new life as a disabled veteran can often be easier with the financial support veterans’ disability benefits can provide. Applying for veterans’ disability benefits is a lengthy process that can take months or even years to complete.
The Law Offices of Veterans Help Group can help with the VA disability application or appeals process. Contact our veteran’s disability rights firm – 1-855-855-8992.