Veterans injured or disabled in the military are entitled to a wide range of benefits and legal protections. Active-duty military personnel and veterans re entitled to various benefits, so knowing what they are is essential. This blog post will discuss some of these benefits and protections. If you are a veteran who has been injured or disabled, it is essential to understand your rights and ensure that you take advantage of all the benefits you are entitled to. Let’s take a look at some of the essential benefits and legal protections for disabled veterans.
The Laws Against Discrimination
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protect disabled veterans from discrimination in employment, education, housing, transportation, and other areas. These laws make it illegal for employers, landlords, schools, and other entities to discriminate against disabled veterans. If you have been the victim of discrimination, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Department of Justice (DOJ). The ADA and Rehabilitation Act also requires covered entities to make reasonable accommodations for disabled veterans.
On top of that, veterans have special protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), a federal law that provides certain protections for servicemembers who are called to active duty. The SCRA includes several provisions for disabled veterans, including protection from eviction and foreclosure. If you are a disabled veteran facing eviction or foreclosure, you should contact a lawyer to see if the SCRA applies to your situation. Several state and local laws provide additional protections for disabled veterans. For example, many states prohibit landlords from evicting disabled veterans who fall behind on rent.
Under federal law, disabled veterans are entitled to several benefits that can help them support their families. For example, the Veterans’ Compensation program provides monthly payments to disabled veterans who cannot work due to injuries. The Veterans’ Pension program offers monthly payments to disabled veterans who are 65 or older or meet other eligibility requirements. Not only will it benefit the veteran, but also their spouse and any dependent children.
Property Tax Relief
Who wouldn’t want a little extra cash? Many states and localities offer disabled veterans property tax relief through exemptions, abatements, or deferrals. It means that disabled veterans can save money on their property taxes. Being a disabled veteran also entitles you to a federal property tax exemption. You can claim this exemption by filing Form 21-2680 with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As a disabled veteran, you are entitled to many benefits and protections. These benefits and protections can help you support your family, keep your home, and get the education and employment you need. If you think you may be entitled to any of these benefits, we encourage you to contact a lawyer or the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more about your rights.