As we enter 2024, understanding the financial support available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for those suffering from TBIs is essential.
Did you know? The unemployment rate for veterans with TBIs stands at a staggering 60%, far exceeding the national average of 5.1%.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
Traumatic Brain Injuries typically occur due to head impacts experienced during military service, including exposure to blasts, falls, or collisions.
These injuries can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage, leading to various symptoms.
How much does the VA pay for TBIs in 2024?
The VA provides disability benefits to veterans who have sustained injuries, including TBIs, during their service.
The benefits compensate for the loss of military and civilian work capabilities and to support their ongoing medical needs.
What is the average cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for a Veteran?
For veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), the financial toll is substantial, affecting not only the individuals themselves but also their families and society at large.
Two years after diagnosis, the unemployment rate for veterans with TBIs stands at a staggering 60%, far exceeding the national average of 5.1%.
Moreover, the cost of treatment for TBIs can range from $85,000 to an astounding $3 million over a lifetime.
Approximately 320,000 military personnel have been affected by TBIs since 2001, with 33,149 veterans diagnosed in 2011 alone.
Are you unable to work due to a TBI injury?
TDIU is especially important for veterans who have suffered severe TBI that has left them in need of constant care.
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