Last year Veteran Claims Assistance, LLC served over 300 veterans of which approximately 20% of those veterans could not afford the cost associated with a mental health evaluation/diagnosis. Furthermore, of the veterans who received an evaluation over half of those veterans were combat veterans (Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraqi, Afghanistan, etc.) who had never spoken to a mental health counselor or had been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. In addition to this gross oversight, last year (2022) the National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report reports approximately 6,000 veteran suicides.