The following websites and books provide helpful information to veterans.

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Assistive Technology for Injured Military Veterans This guide offers a comprehensive overview of the most common disabilities that military personnel acquire, and offers ideas and available resources for modifications and adaptive technology equipment that can help them adjust and reestablish their home life, career, and future. This guide also provides information on available financial assistance, and additional resources for service members and their families.

DVA Handbook of Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (PDF)
http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/federal_benefits.pdf
This is a handbook of information on veteran’s benefits, including healthcare, pensions, life insurance and education and training.

DVA’s Veterans Online Application Site (VONAPP)
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
Includes application forms, instructions for filling out the forms and FAQs.

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs)
http://www1.va.gov/vso/
The information in this directory can be viewed/searched in a number of ways.

Helmets to Hard Hats:connects quality men and women from the Armed Forces with promising building and construction careers.

Hiring Our Heroes: a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.

Military One-Source
http://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspx
All kinds of information for military personnel and their families.

Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Home
http://www.oefoif.va.gov/
Information on benefits for newly returned veterans.

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill – Handout (PDF)
http://www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/CH33/CH33_Pamphlet.pdf
Factsheet of information about the post 9/11 G.I. Bill

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State Veterans Affairs Offices

http://www.va.gov/statedva.htm
Links to Veterans Affairs Offices for each of the 50 states.

USO PathFinder:  Resources for your transition to civilian life 

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/
Main site with many links, including information about Health Care, Benefits (including Education, Home Loans, Vocational Rehabilitation & Pharmacy Benefits), Business Opportunities and Partners.

VA Facilities Locator
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp
A database of nationwide facilities serving veterans – it can be searched by keyword or a state can be chosen from a map.

VA Forms
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
This site has links to VA forms, which can be searched with a number or keyword.

Wounded Warrior Project: Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.


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Additional Resources for Disabled Veterans and Service Members

Veteran Disability Compensation

 Ten Tips for Families: Supporting a Veteran with a Disability Returning to Work

Information on Disability Compensation from the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

Information on Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance

The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

The Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA) Catalyst Project

Building for America’s Bravest

Building Homes for Heroes

Helping a Hero

The American Legion’s Heroes to Hometowns

The Home Depot Foundation

The Department of Defense’s Homeowners Assistance Program

Homes for Our Troops

Homes on the Homefront

Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors

Military Warriors Support Foundation

Moonlight Fund

Operation Finally Home

Operation Forever Free

Purple Heart Homes

USA Cares Housing Assistance Program

Veterans Rebuilding Life

Operation Homefront Transitional Housing Program

Troops First Foundation Leroy Petry Village of Honor