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Amramp Salutes U.S. Armed Forces Veterans Day 2018

Posted on Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Amramp pays respect to men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces 

We have shared veterans statistics and simple ways to help veterans, but this year we want to highlight veterans with disabilities. 

 

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 4.7 million veterans are receiving VA disability compensation. Disability compensation is defined as:

a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.

Why is it relevant to discuss disability compensation for veterans? Because this statistic reflects the importance of finding the right healthcare solutions to better serve veterans in the United States.

 

Learn more about wounded warriors with these resources:

 

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Amramp takes pride in helping veterans find mobility solutions in their homes. The brave American men and women who have fought to keep our country secure deserve a safe environment to come home to long after their military service. 

 

 

Keeping your home safe—every step of the way

 

Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate

 

Please contact Amramp’s National Customer Service Center 888-715-7598

 

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Tags: Veterans Day, wounded warriors, wounded Veterans, Disabled American Veterans

4 Facts about U.S. Veteran Population [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on Fri, Nov 03, 2017

 

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18.5 million

The approximate number of total veterans living in the United States—comprised of 16.9 million men and 1.6 million women

4 million

The number of veterans with a service-connected disability rating in 2016. A “service-connected” disability is one that was a result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.

398,493

The number of all U.S. employer firms that are majority owned by veterans. Veteran-owned firms comprised 7.2 percent of the nation's 5.5 million employer businesses.

19.5

Percentage of veterans who report experiencing a traumatic brain injury during deployment who returned from Afghanistan and Iraq; approximately 18.5 percent of U.S. servicemembers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Sources:

  1. Statista, Number of Veterans in the United States in 2016
  2. Veteran Owned Businesses and Their Owners Report, SBA, 2017 
  3. 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, U.S. Census
  4. Tanielian, Terri, Lisa H. Jaycox, Terry Schell, Grant N. Marshall, M. Audrey Burnam, Christine Eibner, Benjamin Karney, Lisa S. Meredith, Jeanne Ringel and Mary E. Vaiana. Invisible Wounds: Mental Health and Cognitive CareNeedsof America's Returning Veterans. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2008. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9336.html

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Tags: Disabled American Veterans, Veterans Day, Disabilities

How You Can Help U.S. Veterans

Posted on Wed, Nov 01, 2017

"The veterans of our military service have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment" - Judd Gregg, former Governor of New Hampshire and former U.S. Senator

Veterans Day honors the brave men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces who have fought and sacrificed for our country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 18.5 million military veterans in the United States as of 2016.

 

It is important to note that there are 4 million veterans who have a service-related disability that occurred during their time of military service and/or continues to interfere with their daily life after their military service. 

 

Amramp is proud to join the nation in giving thanks to all of those who made the sacrifice to protect the United States at home and abroad.

 

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Here are some resources to learn more about how you can help veterans in need:

 

9 Simple Ways You Can Help Veterans

CNN has put together a quick list of ways you can help veterans in your community or throughout the country at-large through small or large acts of kindness. There is a comprehensive list of organizations cited throughout the article dedicated to helping U.S. veterans.

 

Volunteer Locally to Help Veterans with Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit organization that serves veterans in a variety of ways, including providing local volunteer opportunities for individuals to help at VA medical centers or completing everyday chores and home projects such as grocery shopping or yardwork. 

 

6 Ways to Give Back to Veterans

Military.com provides additional veterans-related organizations to connect with, like nonprofits that benefit military service dogs or offer prepaid phone cards to help those in service to call home. 

 

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Tags: Disabled American Veterans, Veterans Day

Amramp Eastern Tennessee in the News

Posted on Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Dave Taylor and his Amramp Eastern Tennessee team installed a wheelchir ramp for a disabled veteran in Maryville, TN a short while back and his story was recently featured on the local news.

 

You can watch the news clip here now.

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