As a veteran of two tours of duty in Iraq, I understand how a lot of young soldiers feel after they’ve been discharged from the military. Adjusting to civilian life is hard. You’re just left out in the open and expected to move back into a normal routine. If you have disabilities from your service, it’s even harder. I know this first-hand. I was given no instructions whatsoever from the military on what to do or where to go for help. I didn’t know how to file for VA disability benefits, what I could file for, or if I should.
In fact, my heart sank when I first walked into the VA hospital for treatment. When I saw so many other veterans who were worse off than me I felt like it wasn’t right for me to get compensation. But, that was just pride talking. I know there are other veterans like myself who feel the way I did then. But they too, are just letting their pride get in the way of going after what they justly deserve. That’s the point. As veterans we all justly deserve the benefits we’re entitled to.
I came to Alpha because I want to help my fellow disabled veterans navigate through the complex VA system. I want to give them the help I didn’t get. I am dedicated to giving every ounce of my being into helping them get the benefits they need to provide for themselves and their families. I believe it’s the right thing for me to do.
In the end, when the veteran is happy with Alpha’s results, there can be no greater reward for me. I am proud of my training to become an Alpha veterans disability advocate. I am proud of the work I do to help disabled veterans, and I’m very proud that this is what I do every day with my civilian life. – Robert
Note: All representation coordinated by Alpha is provided by our employees, the Advocates, who are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). No private organization that trains and employs accredited agents has been legally recognized by the VA for the purposes of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims. This work must be done by the Advocates themselves and not organizations.