There are currently many U.S. military veterans living and working in Texas. Such residents include those who are full-time active members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps, as well as those serving as reservists or in the National Guard. Sadly, service sometimes leads to veterans disability situations.

When a U.S. military veteran is considering filing a disability claim, he or she may be hesitant as to whether it is the right thing to do. There are a lot of myths and confusion circulating about disability compensation. This post is meant to clarify a few issues, which may in turn help a veteran feel more better informed and able to determine a best course of action.

Some people get confused regarding the word, “disability,” so it often helps to simplify the term by referring to medical conditions directly related to military service. There is a certain stigma attached to the idea of filing a disability claim, and some worry that others might think of it as trying to beat the system. However, the fact is that the disability benefits programs exist to help people get the medical attention they need and to provide funds for the future to compensate for potential earnings lost.

Some Texas veterans think they should forgo filing a veterans disability claim so as to avoid taking compensation away from someone who might need it more. However, there isn’t a limit on how many veterans can receive disability benefits, so it is not possible for one person to take away from another. Any man or woman who has served in the U.S. military who has questions about filing a disability claim can request a meeting with an attorney experienced in navigating the process.