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Disability in History- Benefits for Disabled Vets
April 14, 2014
"I, _____, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).
Somewhere in the oath taken by civilians who choose the life of military service is an unspoken commitment and readiness to the possibility of an altered state of being, whether physical or mental, sometimes both. Some who have chosen to defend something precious to them, their country and fight for freedom have been forever changed by engaging in conflict. The result: physical and mental disabilities and the need to find ways to adapt with programs and services. This is where the Veterans Administration (VA) comes in, this agency has a long history of growth and change with each conflict military members have faced to compensate with benefits and provide needed services and care to disabled veterans.
Benefits to military members trace back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were...


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Independence, Inc. is a Resource Center for Independent Living. We are a private, nonprofit corporation that provides services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities. We are funded by the Department of Education, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, fee-for-services programs, and private donations.

We are a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provide an array of independent living services . Our services are free of charge to individuals requesting them.

Independence, Inc. serves an eleven-county area in northwestern North Dakota including: Bottineau, Burke, Divide, McHenry, McKenzie, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Ward and Williams counties.

Since 1995, Independence Inc. has worked to make Minot and the surrounding counties a better place to live, work and play for people with disabilities


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Independence, Inc. provides a variety of empowerment and community services aimed at empowering people with disabilities to maintain and increase their independence within the community. Our core services include:
  • Information and Referral
  • Individual Advocacy
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Systems Advocacy
  • Peer Mentoring
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