Navigating the VA Resources

Resources for Navigating the VA

VA Patient Advocates

A Patient Advocate is an employee who is specifically designated at each VHA facility to manage the feedback received from veterans, family members and friends. The Patient Advocate works directly with management and employees to facilitate resolutions. You may contact the Patient Advocate at your facility.

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Vets 4 Warriors

Vets 4 Warriors provides sustained, confidential peer support to any veteran, service member, family member, or caregiver whenever they have an issue, wherever they are in the world.

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Code of Support Foundation

The Code of Support Foundation leverages the nation’s full spectrum of resources to ensure all members of our military, veterans and their families receive the benefits and support they need and have earned. They work to eliminate the barriers between our veterans and the millions of dollars spent on programs designed to serve them.

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American Legion

The American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families and communities in thousands of ways every day around the world. Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism and advocacy.

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Disability Claims - DAV

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) helps returning veterans transition back to civilian life by linking them with services that address their physical, emotional, and financial needs. As well, DAV provides free, professional assistance to veterans of all generations in obtaining VA and other government benefits earned through service.

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Disability Claims - WWP

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Benefits Services team advocates for injured veterans and their family members to obtain their well-earned benefits. A VA-certified team of representatives provides warriors and family members with the support and qualified help needed to navigate the VA claims process, and they work tirelessly to ensure warriors collect every benefit they have earned. This program helps warriors and their families understand their options, receive their benefits, and focus on their recoveries.

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Public Benefits - USA.gov

At USA.gov, get information on government programs that may help you pay for food, housing, health care, and other basic living expenses. As well, you’ll find information about eligibility requirements for programs like food stamps, welfare, and Medicaid, and how to apply for them.

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Public Benefits - Medicaid

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

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Public Benefits - Medicare

Medicare is a broad program of health insurance designed to assist the nation’s elderly to meet hospital, medical, and other health costs. Medicare is available to most individuals 65 years of age and older.

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Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Through the SSVF Program, VA supportive services grants have been awarded to selected private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that will assist very low-income Veteran families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. These grants provide a range of supportive services to eligible Veteran families that are designed to promote housing stability.

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VA for VETS

The Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO) provides employment readiness assistance and outreach to transitioning service members, Veterans, and eligible military spouses while advocating the use of special hiring authorities, employment programs, and Veteran retention strategies to help VA become the employer of choice for Veterans and military spouses.

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Veterans Homebuyers Network

The Veterans Homebuyers Network provides Veterans with everything they need to know about the VA Home Loan Program, beginning with education, then connecting them with a network of VA approved mortgage lenders, real estate agents knowledgeable in the VA home loan program, attorneys, accountants, and credit restoration specialists.

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Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance Program

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

For unemployed veterans, the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program is provided for by the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Veterans facing difficulty in their job search can get retraining assistance through this program, and they can receive help with education and training to get a job.

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