President Obama has come out today to announce a major increase in funding that will help Veterans of the Armed Forces.
Funding for programs such as electronic medical records will help veterans when separating from the military and transitioning to veteran status.
President Obama also stressed that thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are returning home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at an increased rate.
A $25 billion five year funding plan for the Veterans Affairs will take effect starting 2010 in the hopes that this money will create new or expand on programs to help veterans who suffer from brain injuries.
The E-Records system will help to alleviate medical records from being lost and from delays when applying for VA Benefits.
When I separated from the service I had a great supervisor who told me to immediately request a copy of my medical records before I separated.
Till this day I still have that copy of my medical records along with almost every form I have received from the service.
I feel this has helped me incredibly when applying for my VA benefits, because I didn’t have to rely on someone to dig them up again.
By having a copy of my records in hand to show proof of past medical issues while serving, there was no way for the VA to tell me they did not have it on file and I wasn’t qaulified for benefits.