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WE HELPED EMMA WHEN THE VA COULDN'T
Emma was caught off guard. She had served in the military for five years and two months before her final tour was over, while driving to an assignment, her car was rear-ended by a tractor trailer. She survived the accident, but it left her with broken hip bones and a speech impairment from a head wound. She was sure that her veteran’s benefits would cover her medical and other needs, but was surprised to find out that since her injuries were ruled “not service connected” she was ineligible for benefits.