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 Program Subsistence Allowance

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A subsistence allowance is paid to Veterans each month while enrolled in a Vocational Rehabilitation program and is based on the rate of attendance (full-time or part-time), the number of dependents, and the type of training. The charts below reflect the rates as of October 1, 2015. Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence Allowance Ra... more

VA's Make-a-thon Produces 'Game-Changing' Device for Leg Prosthetics

The winning team at the Veterans Affairs Department’s prosthetics “Make-a-thon” at the VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, display the coupler they designed to permit lower leg amputees to change the bottom part of a prosthesis. (Photo: VA)

Richmond, Va. -- An Army veteran who lost part of her left leg in Afghanistan worked with a group of medical professionals and students this week in a competition that resulted in what could be a breakthrough for veterans wearing prosthetics. Lisamarie Wiley -- a 10th Mountain Division soldier who lost much of her lower left leg to a land m... more

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