I was in the Army for six and a half years on Active Duty. My MOS was Food Service Specialist. I had many medical issues that were documented when I was sent to the Medical Board. I got out of the Army and received a 60% rating. I resubmitted for increased back pain and received 70%. I resubmitted a final time because of my migraines and I was granted 90%. It took a lot of time and research to make it successfully through the process to this point. I was very frustrated with the system because no one told me what to do and how to get the benefits I deserved. I did fortunately receive 2 good pieces of advice which were to go to the DAV to get help filing my claim and to make a copy of my medical records. I have done a considerable amount of research over the years and have put it in this book to help my fellow veterans.
The Veteran's Handbook gives veterans all the information they need to get the benefits they deserve from the VA and the state they live in. There is also a section on Veteran's Organizations and the benefits they provide, such as, helping the veteran through the entire disability claim process free of charge. The individuals that help filing disability claims have extensive training.