OEF / OIF Era Vets
Find out if you qualify for an increase in your Veteran Benefits:
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) have been the most recent and prominent conflicts in recent United States history. Operation Enduring Freedom was triggered by the tragic events that unfolded on American soil on September 11th, 2001. This is the official name used for the War in Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism. This lasted a long decade, resulting in over 2,000 deaths and over 20,000 wounded. Operation Iraqi Freedom had the intention of seeking out weapons of mass destruction in order to eradicate them, as well as removing Saddam Hussein and others from power. Thirteen years of engaging in a completely new style of war cost almost 5,000 American troops their lives and wounded almost 32,000 additional men and women.
The strategies that were introduced and implemented during the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom eras caused a wave of trauma and issues that Americans were unfamiliar with. The use of explosives in these wars caused a wide range of physical and mental disabilities that have left veterans struggling to cope once they come back home. IEDs, or an Improvised Explosive Devise, were common and left only devastation in their wake since they were improvised – they could be made from almost anything without being easily detected. From amputees to PTSD, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom caused thousands of Americans to continue to suffer even once they came home.
Vetlink is a group of service-disabled veterans that have been through the Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) process. We connect veterans with licensed medical providers that share our mission, which is to help Veterans obtain the benefits they are due. Vetlink Solutions is not affiliated with the Veterans Administration in any way. Our providers are licensed independent medical practitioners who understand the claims process. VA medical providers are contracted and appointed by the Veterans Administration. Generally, they are inundated with patients and in most cases are unable to give the detailed level of attention needed to properly review a claim. Many Veterans are unsatisfied with the claims process when utilizing VA appointed doctors, which usually results in refiling claims or lengthy appeals. To ensure you are getting the proper benefits, contact us today to discuss your situation and find out more about how we can help you with your service-connected disability rating.