Disabled Navy Veteran Looking For A Government Disability Grant
by Bruce Wright, USN, RET
(Virginia Beach, VA, USA)
I'm a 51-year-old disabled Navy veteran looking for a government disability grant or any assistance to get me back into fighting form.
I retired from the Navy February 28, 2009, and now I'm doing battle with SS and the VA. I was awarded 30 from the VA and am appealing that.
I have cervical spine degenerative disc disease. I've had two fusions and I haave a multitude of disc problems all the way down my spine.
Also I have left shoulder impingement and thoracic spine spondylosis. Right now I am under the care of a neurosurgeon awaiting an MRI.
I am sure they will find more spinal problems. I have filed for SS disability and will have to wait six months before a I find out about my claim. I've maxed out my credit card and cannot pay my bills.
I found out today my VA appeal could take years. What the hell am I supposed to do until then? I will lose my home and everything I've worked for all my life.
I served this country for 20 years and am a war vet and now I feel as if I have been pushed to the side by everyone.
This is just not right. I have never had to ask for this kind of help and frankly it is very embarrassing.
Please help me find a way to win the battle with SS and the VA with a government disability grant or anything that would get me back my independence.