Our co-founder Gina Uribe, an experienced nurse practitioner, worked as a compensation & pension examiner at the VA. Every morning before work, she went walking with homeless Veterans. The Veterans assumed Gina was a homeless Veteran staying in the women’s ward.
On their walks, Gina got to know these Veterans and came to understand some of their challenges. Gina knew disability compensation would give them a chance to get back up on their feet, but she also realized they did not have the proper resources to pursue their VA disability benefits.
The Veterans began to bring their service medical records for Gina to review, and she helped them understand which conditions might qualify them for benefits. Gina discovered that these accomplished Veterans had a difficult time navigating the journey. Without detailed medical evidence to support their claims, many were getting denied.