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Resources for Veterans
Gulf War Syndrome
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 Resources for Veterans 

 

Resources for Veterans in the USA

A veteran is any person who has served in the US Armed Forces during a time of war or a time of peace. This can include the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Coast Guard or the National Guard. Veterans, whether they served in a combat zone or not, have all given a portion of their lives to the protection and service of their country. They, and their families, willing signed up to make the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow citizens, and many have suffered physical and mental repercussions because of it - and many have lost their lives. Because of this, the US Government has several programs in place to help them with life after the military.  Click on the title highlighted in yellow font or underlined to go to the site named.

Government Websites For Veterans

Veterans Issues Provides information on current issues facing veterans and the White House's plans to further aid these veterans.

  • Transitioning Veterans The US Department of Labor provides information for veterans about how to transition from the military to the civilian workforce.
  • American Cold War Vets Provides support and information for veterans of the Cold War.
  • National Veteran Owned Business Association Provides support and information, including how to start a business, for veterans who own their own business or run a business.
  • Hope for Veterans A group that provides support and encouragement for veterans.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans A group that protects the rights of veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America This group provides information, support and pushes for legal protection of veterans who were paralyzed in the line of duty.
  • Veterans for Peace This group is made up of veterans who oppose war.
  • Vietnam Veterans of America A group that provides information and resources for veterans of the Vietnam War.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars A veterans organization that provides benefits such as reduced health care and discounts to major retailers with membership.
  • Wounded Warrior Project A non-profit organization that collects donations and runs charity drives to help veterans who were wounded in the line of duty.
  • Swords to Plowshares An organization that aids veterans and their families with employment issues.
  • VETPAC A political action committee that aims to protect the rights of US veterans.
  • Veterans Campaign An organization that specializes in preparing veterans to run for public office.
  • Service Members Legal Defense Network An organization dedicated to helping veterans who were affected by the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
  • Pearl Harbor Survivors Association A group dedicated to providing information and aid to veterans who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Military Officers Association of America A group made up of veteran officers of the military.
  • Herobox An organization that provides care packages to active duty military in war zones and provides helps to veterans once they return home.
  • Disabled American Veterans A group made up of disabled veterans that provides support and resources to those who were wounded during service.
  • Marine Corp League An organization for veterans of the US Marine Corps.
  • American Veterans Provides information and resources concerning government and private organization aid to veterans.
  • American Ex-POWS A support group for veterans who were prisoners of war.
  • Veteran Benefits Overview Provides a basic outline of the benefits available to veterans.
  • The Ultimate Tax Guide for Veterans - As a veteran, there are specific benefits you can take advantage of to maximize your return when you file your individual  taxes. It is extremely beneficial to identify which types of pay and compensation are exempt from taxes so you know what is excluded from your gross income on your return. 

    • Massachusetts Veteran Benefits Provides an overview of the benefits available to veterans whose home of record is Massachusetts.
    • New York Veteran Affairs A website providing information about the benefits available to veterans in the state of New York.
    • Veteran Pension Details the different types of pensions available to veterans.
    • Benefit Finder An online tool provided by the US government to determine what benefits a veteran is eligible for.
    • VA Loans Provides information on VA loans and how they work.
    • GI Bill Information concerning the different educational benefits that veterans may be eligible for.
    • Veteran Disability Provides an overview of the compensation available to disabled veterans.
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Describes the benefits veterans may be eligible for to help them reenter the civilian workforce.

      Veterans Health and Well-Being

      Due to the nature of military service, many veterans face mild to severe health issues following discharge. This can include any injuries sustained during their service as well as several mental health issues caused by seeing combat. The Government provides several mental health counseling services to these veterans, and disabled veterans are eligible to utilize any of the hundreds of Veteran Medical Centers run by the US Government. Many veterans are also eligible for reduced cost health insurance through the military provider TriCARE. The Government also tracks any potential health issues during periods of service, and may later compensate veterans for potential health issues that may be connected to their service location. An example of this would be compensation for exposure to asbestos and Agent Orange. The health of veterans is of the utmost concern to the US, and there are several programs in place to help them.



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