Originally Posted by Buckeye
Is the government providing you healthcare and/or medication and/or disability benefits?
I receive all, through the VA (meds/disability). In my case, I contacted the local VA office for direction. Later, I learned that going through the DAV was better, but I joined the DAV only after starting to receive benefits.
The important thing is that (as your situation) I was only in the military for 4 years. However, based upon the VA "rating system", I get "benefits" that most folks (without a service connected disability) would not get, based upon the current "rating system" (class 1 - 8 ) that is established.
I would suggest that you start your inquiry here:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - Services - Disability Evaluation System Guide