When blood flow to the brain is compromised, a stroke or "brain attack" can occur, causing a medical emergency. Depending on the severity of the attack, patients can experience muscle weakness, difficulties with speech, or partial paralysis.
Almost 18 percent of Americans with a disability were employed last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Still, the unemployment rate for people with a disability is twice as high – at 10.5 percent – than those without a disability (4.6 percent).
The Veterans Administration is trying to streamline its disability claims process by involving outside organizations.
On September 8th, the VA unveiled its Decision Ready Claims program, which promises a decision for upgrading disability compensation within 30 days of filing. That reduced wait time could be a plus for many vets.