Mr. Taylor* is a United States Air Force Veteran who suffered a spinal cord injury causing serious physical disabilities. After his service, he contracted a spinal infection that led to paralysis in his legs and left him unable to work. In order to meet his expenses, he applied for Social Security disability benefits but was denied. Mr. Taylor came to Legal Services for help, and a Legal Services attorney successfully represented him at his appeal hearing. The Judge issued a fully favorable decision granting Mr. Taylor disability benefits of $2,285 per month and $68,000 in retroactive benefits—a life changing outcome for Mr. Taylor. Each day Legal Services attorneys help veterans obtain the benefits they so very much deserve for keeping our country safe and protected through their service.
*Client’s name changed to protect his identity.