This article focuses on compensation and medical care, two very important benefits available to veterans with service-connected disabilities, including major limb loss. The current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as past ones in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, have placed severe pressures on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to provide timely medical care and benefits for veterans with service-connected disabilities. Both VBA and VHA are working hard to meet this challenge. Finally, it must be recognized that other governmental agencies and organizations are also serving the veteran with major limb loss.
Volume 47 Number 4, 2010
Pages 403 — 408
Last Reviewed or Updated Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:34 AM