Veterans Being Paired With Canine Battle Buddies
Many veterans are returning to civilian lives and finding it difficult to integrate into their new positions. For those veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), that transition can be even more difficult, especially when there is no strong support system in place and their veterans disability
claim has not yet been processed or approved.
When two soldiers are paired together to work as a support system for each other they are called battle buddies. Zootoo
reports USA Battle Buddies is an organization training service dogs specifically for veterans with PTSD. Research has shown petting dogs is a calming behavior, and these dogs are trained to take such actions as forcing veterans to start petting them if they sense anxiety attacks about to happen.
Using service dogs to treat veterans with PTSD is a relatively new concept. There are so many veterans suffering from PTSD because of the current wars, however, their popularity is skyrocketing because of service dog benefits
. Their cost is prohibitive, however, with an average cost of $15,000 - $20,000. For those relying on veterans disability as income, that is simply too much money.
USA Battle Buddies seeks to provide the dogs free of cost to veterans in need. It is their philosophy veterans have done enough for the country, they should not have to pay for a dog to help them with their PTSD
, which they have because of their service to this country.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veterans disability rights firm today
Category: Veterans' Disability
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