Disabled Veteran Seeks Disability Grant For Financial Assistance
(Palm Harbor, Florida, USA)
I am a 46 year old Marine Combat Veteran. I am a single parent of three children. My two boys live with me.
I was medically discharged in 1994 from the Marine Corps for injuries incurred during service. My feet were injured, specifically my left foot.
In 2008, I re-approached the VA. I re-submitted claims for disabilities incurred on active duty.
In 2011, the VA performed surgery on my feet. This was an attempt to correct my physical and emotional limitations, as well as chronic acute pain. I was unable to work throughout the periods of convalescence during my surgeries. I then lost income and savings in order to maintain my household.
An additional corrective surgery was scheduled for November 2012. This was to replace the joint solution provided by the VA for my right foot. The joint became misaligned during use. It caused acute debilitating pain.
During this period of convalescence, financial aid and assistance is needed. This will be used to cover medical expenses, rent, utilities, and daily expenses associated with the household.
I had physical limitations associated with disability. I was unable to run. My ability to walk and stand without acute pain was reduced.
I am working as an operations supervisor for UPS. However, during the course of my day to day activities, my physical disability has caused severe pain. It limited my ability to perform daily assignments on a regular basis. As a result, I have to turn to a medical solution in order to address my issues.
I am unable to maintain medical insurance monthly coverage. This also includes paying monthly rent and utilities, as well as day to day needs associated with food and lodging.
During the last surgery, I used all of my savings and financial resources. Unfortunately, I no longer have any more savings to live off of at this time.
I am currently employed full time by UPS. However, I am out on personal leave / FMLA due to my surgery. I am not receiving my normal salary.
This period of convalescence is unknown. Tentative return to report for work is on January 2013 if I am able to walk. However, I won't be able to return to 100% even with this operation.
I specifically need financial aid and assistance to cover my insurance, medical, dental fees, and other things needed for myself and my children's everyday life.