The following National organizations may also help you in learning more about additional Veterans Administration benefits and other assistance programs. Check our Grants & Assistance pages for programs within your state.
Ask Vets First
For veterans who may require advice and assistance in obtaining VA benefits. Vets First has 60 years of experience in assisting veterans. This is a free service for all disabled veterans:
Disabled American Veterans, DAV
The DAV is made up exclusively of men and women disabled in our nation's defense, and is dedicated to one, single purpose - building better lives for all our nation's disabled veterans and their families. To learn more about joining the DAV please visit www.dav.org or call 877-I AM A VET (877-426-2838).
Paralyzed Veterans of America, PVA
The PVA is a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members - veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. 801 Eighteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-3517
Wounded Warrior Project
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.
7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc., VAF
The VAF is a nonprofit corporation that was established January 1994 to operate transitional housing programs for military veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The VAF is comprised of veterans who are nationally recognized as experts on the issues of homelessness among veterans and are dedicated to veteran's advocacy. The VAF currently operates three of these programs throughout the State of Wisconsin and has also branched out into the State of California. (www.cavaf.org) VAF provide supportive services and transitional housing for veterans from all over the United States.
500 Veterans Street
Tomah, WI 54660
Veterans Of Foreign Wars, VFW
The mission of the VFW is to support programs to increase awareness of the sacrifices of America's veterans; promote citizenship education, volunteerism and positive youth programs; and facilitate medical, rehabilitative, educational and employment services and needs for veterans and their families.
406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Veterans Benefits Administration
The Veterans Affairs vision is to provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
The VA operates hundreds of medical facilities, issues millions of checks for education, disability and pensions, and supervises more than 125 national cemeteries. With more than 275,000 employees (as of September 2008), VA is America's second largest federal agency. When eligible dependents and survivors are included, approximately 63 million people - about one-quarter of the nation's population - are eligible for VA benefits and services.
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420
Online College's U.S. Service Member's Guide to Academic Programs and Aid
The Online College website provides an extensive list of resources to help veterans with finding academic tuition reimbursement, financial aid, grants, scholarships, survivor awards and many other important programs.
MobilityWorks Has Helped Thousands of Veterans to Regain Their Independence
Whether you're a service-connected veteran or not, MobilityWorks can help you to obtain the requirement and procedure information from the VA and other programs that offer assistance. For service-connected veterans, the Veterans Administration recently increased its one-time Automobile and Special Adaptive Equipment Grant Program to $19,505 (effective October 1, 2012). With this increase in financial aid to our wounded warriors, providers such as MobilityWorks are able to help more of our heroes realize their goal of personal transportation independence.
Veterans who qualify for the Automobile and Special Adaptive Equipment Grant are encouraged to contact a MobilityWorks Certified Mobility Consultant for additional information and guidance. We can work with you and the local VA Medical Center to sort through issues and concerns. More information can also be found at www.vba.va.gov/VBA.
MobilityWorks also partners with conversion manufacturers and other industry suppliers who provide veterans with discounted pricing and/or rebates. We also install stowage lifts for transporting scooters — which may also be covered by the VA for non-service veterans. For those who are planning to drive with the use of hand controls, we can also find a local Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (CDRS) to help get you back on the road. Call us at 1-877-275-4907 to talk to a certified mobility consultant.