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Building Economic Futures for American Veterans with Disabilities
 
 

The REI Tour also focuses on getting information to veterans with disabilities to help them build economic futures.

A wide range of special cash benefits, medical services and other programs are available for veterans of the US Armed Forces who experience disabilities. The programs covered here only include those administered by the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) under its two main organizational branches: the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).

VA National Initiatives: In October 2008, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report entitled VA National Initiatives and Local Programs that Address Education and Support for Families of Returning Veterans.  The entire report can be accessed at:  http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-22R

Stand Downs: Stand Downs are one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' efforts to provide services to homeless veterans. http://www.nchv.org/standdownevents.cfm

Veterans Service Organizations: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a listing of all chartered and non-chartered Veterans Service Organziations as well as state Veterans Affairs Departments: http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Invisible Wounds of War, a study by RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG720/