As we honor and celebrate our Nation’s Veterans this week, MobilityWorks is proud to work with so many of these incredible heroes on a daily basis. With over 100 employed former members of the United States military working for MobilityWorks, we take great pride in providing accessible solutions for veteran’s and their families.
There are many resources, grants and organizations dedicated to helping these heroes when they return home from service, but it can be overwhelming to research all that is available. To assist you with this process, we have pulled together a list of the “Top 5 Veteran’s Benefits You May Not Know About”:
1) Automobile and Special Adaptive Equipment Grants – Past and present military members who have sustained a service-connected disability may be eligible for a one time payment towards the purchase of an automobile. Click the following link to learn more: https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-special-auto-allowance.asp
2) Transferring GI Bill Credits – President Roosevelt signed the GI Bill into law in 1944, and since that time it has helped millions of young men and women returning from war continue their education. However, one fact that is not commonly known is that the benefits of the bill are now transferable to a veteran’s spouse or child.
3) Certification Programs – In a partnership with the American Red Cross, the VA has established “Community Learning Hubs” where veterans are able to attend free classes and become certified in mostly tech related topics. Some paid certifications may also be covered as part of the GI Bill mentioned above.
4) Free Tax Preparation – In recent years online tax software has become a popular way for many Americans to file their taxes. Companies like TurboTax and TaxSlayer both offer free editions to qualifying Veterans and active military.
5) Discounted Life Insurance – Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is a program that allows veterans to continue life insurance coverage after their required service time has ended. The coverage amounts and premiums vary, but these options are much more affordable than private life insurance options.
For more information on veteran’s benefits available for adaptive equipment click the link below: