disabled veterans

Specially Adapted Housing FAQs

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Eligibility & Statutory Requirements 1. What is the governing law relating to specially adapted housing for disabled veterans or servicemembers? Title 38, United States Code, chapter 21. The original statute was Public Law 702, 80th Congress, dated June 19, 1948. Public Law 109-233, The Veterans Housing Opportunity and Benefits Act of 2006, da... more

For Those With Disabilities, A New Entrepreneurial Spirit

If you think the job market is tough for the able-bodied, consider the case for those with disabilities. In Florida, estimates of the jobless rate among disabled, working-age adults -- including large numbers of young, severely injured soldiers returning to civilian life -- run as high as 50 percent. To address the problem, nonprofit organizat... more

DoD Researchers Improving Understanding of TBI

Military researchers are learning more about traumatic brain injury.

Military researchers are getting better clues into a suspected link between combat-related traumatic brain injuries and whether the shocks and jolts that come along with a battlefield blast or concussion may have long-term neurological effects. Studies on the biological changes in the brain being done in collaboration with the U.S. Army Medical... more

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess

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If you are a veteran who has a VA disability rating and an employment handicap, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation & employment services under Chapter 31 of the GI Bill. These services include - but are not limited to - counseling, training, education and job placement assistance. The following services may be provided through the... more

Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)

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VA can pay an added compensation  (paid in addition to the regular Disability Compensation) to a veteran who, as a result of military service, incurred the loss or loss of use of specific organs or extremities. Loss, or loss of use, is described as either an amputation or, having no effective remaining function of an extremity or organ.   The d... more

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