Texas is the second largest state in the country so it is no surprise that it has the second largest population of veterans.
The U.S. Department of Defense cites Harris County as the place in Texas with the majority of veteran’s who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Alarmingly, the United Way of Houston found that 20% of these veterans were depressed or suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and as many as 45% of vets receive veteran disability benefits in Texas for injuries or trauma they received while serving our country.
With so many vets in need of help recovering from their fight overseas, SER - Jobs For Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast recently launched a program to help Texas veterans in need. Local businesses and community organizations have jumped at the chance to help the vets in their community with this new initiative.
Together with these local businesses and organizations, SER works to help veterans get out of unemployment and get back into the workforce. Through training programs and help with job searches, SER has helped many veterans after returning home from war.
As veteran’s disability benefits attorneys in Dallas, we appreciate the efforts put forth by SER. A recent study done by military.com found that 81% of veterans do not feel ready to re-enter the workforce after their duties of serving our nation are finished. Our clients put their lives on the line to help serve our country, and we admire organizations that help our veterans get their lives back to normal.