As a Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) and a certified Women-Owned Business (WOB), AlphaVets, Inc. seeks to provide as much support as possible to the veteran community nationwide. This article provides current (as of May 2021) information regarding the many available resources for service-disabled veterans. This category of veterans routinely finds it difficult to live their best life because of their disability and the barriers it can impose.
We are pleased to share that there are many benefits available to service-disabled veterans. This is by no means a comprehensive listing. Still, these resources are a great start for any disabled veteran who needs assistance with living needs, medical needs, educational needs and more. You can also find more resources at the following links, and some links here may be duplicated on these websites.
- Make the Connection
- US Veteran National Resource Directory
- National Veterans Foundation
- Library of Congress/National Library Service Resources for Veterans
- Military.com Benefits Directory
- National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates, Inc.
Disability Resources for Veterans and Dependents Through the VA
The following links lead to disability resources for veterans and their dependents offered through the Veteran’s Administration of the US Government. These websites provide information about filing disability claims, filing for education assistance, VA-sponsored home loans and other vital services.
- Veterans Benefits Administration
- Veterans Benefits Compensation
- VA Education, G.I. Bill, and Training
- Veterans Affairs Life Insurance
- VA Home Loans
- VA Transition and Employment Services
- VA Burials and Funeral Services
- Dependent Education Benefits
Common Service-Connected Disability Claims to the VA
Many veterans may not be aware of special disability claims they can make to the VA that can net them well-earned benefits for a specific type of service-connected disability. A VA-certified attorney can provide valuable assistance in this regard. There are also several other veterans organizations that provide free or low-cost assistance with filing disability claims with the VA.
Some specific service-connected disability claims you can file with the VA include:
- Individual Unemployability Benefits
- 100% VA Disability Rating Claims
- Increasing Your VA Disability Rating Claims
- VA Benefits Claim Appeals
- Agent Orange Claims
- Bipolar Disorder Veterans Benefits Claims
- Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims
- Cancer Benefit Claims
- Clear and Unmistakable Error (CUE) Claims
- Contaminated Groundwater Claims
- Depression Veterans Benefits
- Diabetes Veterans Benefits
- DIC Claims
- Fibromyalgia Claims
- Heart Disease Claims
- Mental Conditions Claims
- Mesothelioma Veterans Benefits
- Physical Conditions Claims
- PTSD Veterans Benefits
- Schizophrenia Claims
- Sleep Apnea Benefits
- Sleep Disorder Claims
- Total Disability Individual Unemployability
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Veterans Disability Benefits
- Widow Claims
Be sure to discuss your particular disability and details with a VA-certified attorney or another knowledgeable advocate to get the best assistance with filing your claim.
Service Dog Resources
These links are to organizations that provide disabled veterans with service dogs. Service dogs can provide significant assistance to blind veterans or those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There may also be other organizations that can connect you with a service dog in your local area.
- Patriot Paws
- VA Department Service Dogs
- PTSD Service Dogs
- K9’s for Warriors
- Service Dog Project
- Operation Freedom Paws
Resources for Homeless Veterans & Housing Assistance
Unfortunately, many disabled veterans are among our nation’s homeless. This is, perhaps, the greatest stain upon our country’s reputation – that those who have sacrificed so much cannot even enjoy the basics of life that many others take for granted. Some of these organizations may be local to specific areas, but many are connected with nationwide programs that can provide assistance.
- National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
- Veterans Affairs Homeless Assistance
- Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistance
- American Legion Homeless Outreach
- Homeless Emergency Project
- California Veterans Assistance Foundation
- Samaritan Village, Inc.
- Building Homes for Heroes
- Gary Sinise Foundation
- Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation
- Purple Heart Homes
- Habitat for Humanity
- Homes for the Brave
- The Veterans’ Place, Inc.
- Veterans Housing Development
Charitable Organizations Serving Disabled Veterans
Many nationwide charitable organizations exist to provide a wide array of services to disabled veterans from every branch of service. Each has its own purpose and mission and may offer different services. Check with each to get a complete idea of what is available.
- Hope for the Warriors
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
- United Service Organizations (USO)
- Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
- Wounded Warriors Family Support
- Disabled American Veterans
- Gary Sinise Foundation
- Thanks USA
- Fisher House Foundation
- Operation Second Chance
- Higher Ground Sun Valley
- Adaptive Sports Center
- Air Warrior Courage Foundation
Education Resources for Disabled Veterans
A number of disabled veterans may be able to return to college and get training that will enable them to work in certain industries and vocations. However, even if you qualify for the G.I. Bill, the federal government’s primary funding arm for educating veterans, it may not pay all of your educational and related expenses. These scholarships can provide additional funds to help you complete your education. Also, it would be best if you investigate the scholarships and financial aid programs available to disabled veterans at any school you choose to attend.
- Pat Tillman Scholarship
- Reserve Officer Training Corps
- Navy College Fund Program
- Air Force Tuition Assistance
- AMVETS Scholarships
- Military Order of the Purple Heart
AlphaVets, Inc. is proud to be a well-respected distributor of janitorial and industrial supplies, hospitality and foodservice supplies, shipping and packaging supplies, office supplies, hardware and tools, and medical supplies for a variety of organizations. Our clients include the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department for Health & Human Services (HHS), the United States Military, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and the VA.
Our goal is to serve Veterans in every way possible and ultimately become a preferred vendor for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).