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.
National Association of American Veterans™
Our vision is to serve as a comprehensive nonprofit organization that values the honorable and selfness service of our nation’s service members and disabled veterans.
Our mission is to assist service members and disabled veterans and their dependents, particularly severely wounded warriors and single-parent service members and veterans, by helping access their benefits; improving communication and coordination with VA: and collaborating with the VA and other veterans groups, health agencies, medical professional organizations, educational organizations, and the public in support of veterans, their families, and military caregivers.
Address: National Association of American Veterans, Inc. 1725 I Street, NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006
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.
Address: 801 Eighteenth Street, NW. Washington, DC 20006-3517
Wounded Warrior Project
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.
Address: 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: 877-TEAM-WWP (832-6997)
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.
Address: National Headquarters, 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.
Address: 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.
Housing Benefits for Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs and various nonprofits can provide housing benefits to qualifying veterans and their families. From a mortgage guaranty program to housing grants, foreclosure prevention and state assistance, make sure you explore all the avenues of assistance. Click here for more information.
There are many education funding sources besides the G.I. Bill. Both veterans and their families can take advantage of many scholarships with amounts up to $10,000 and more. Click here for more information.
Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging for any veteran. There are various resources for job-hunting veterans including a transition assistance program, job sites dedicated to veterans and employment toolkits. Click here for more information.
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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.