Veterans

Disability Network Provides Much Needed Support to Veterans: Jason’s Story

Jason is one of many veterans trying to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a Traumatic Brain Injury. Disability Network works closely with returning veterans, helping them reintegrate back into the community. “Thanks to Disability Network’s help, I’ve been able to get out of the house and become more social,” stated Jason, who served in […]

Disability Network Receives $18,000 for New Beach Path at Clinch Park

                    A new beach pathway was installed at Clinch Park Beach in Traverse City last Friday thanks to the efforts of Disability Network Northern Michigan. The organization received a generous gift of $18,000 from philanthropist Casey Cowell to upgrade to an ADAWalk system designed by Michigan […]

Building Community Solutions to Take Place Through the Month of May in NW Michigan

                      Strategy building events will be held throughout Northern Michigan during the month of May for the general public, local units of government, and other community stakeholders to learn about and discuss solutions to a variety of regional and community issues. Building Community Solutions: A […]

Veterans with TBI May Qualify for Additional Disability Pay, Allsup Reports

A new rule implemented earlier this month by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes it easier for veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to receive additional disability benefits if they have a related secondary condition, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of SSDI representation, veterans disability appeal and Medicare plan selection services. The qualifying […]

Whole Again

Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Heath joined the U.S. Army. While serving in Iraq in 2003, he lost his legs above the knee in combat. After returning to the U.S., Heath discovered a love for Alpine Skiing during the course of his rehab. This love, and a lot of dedication, earned […]

Snyder Proclaims November as Hire a Veteran Month: Connects Veterans with Career Opportunities

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder declared November as Hire a Veteran Month and announced a series of upcoming career fairs for veterans. He urged Michigan employers to consider veterans when making hiring decisions and help returning veterans make the transition from military service to employment. “Michigan’s nearly 700,000 veterans have sacrificed and bravely defended […]