In a follow up to an earlier post, I thought it useful to post some information for veterans or family members who might not know where to turn.
Resources available to Honorably Discharged Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces
WORLD WAR II
- Help for Veterans Over 65 (housing and elder care assistance)
- Basic / Housebound / Aid and Attendance
- Homeless & Potentially Homeless Veterans benefits
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) This collaborative program between HUD and VA combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing. 2017
- State Veterans’ Service Office – County Office
- Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs)
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post (VFW)
- American Legion
- Disabled American Veterans
- Fleet Reserve Association
- Wartime Veterans’ Pension ( incl. Survivor’s Pension)
- Resources available by State (combat & non-combat, disability-rated tax credits, waived fees, exemptions, Recreation, etc)
Most of these organizations provide representation for veterans without regard to the veteran’s membership in the organization.
Links to local web sites to findrepresentatives who can help veterans accesstheir benefits and current service memberstransition to civilian life.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) VFW created National Veterans Service, a nation-wide network of skilled VFW Veterans Service Officers to help vets “wade through all the bureaucratic red tape.”