Benefits & Resources
- National Archives – Veterans’ Service Records
Request military service records online, do research using military records, replace lost medals and awards, and browse World War II photos.
- National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. The National Resource Directory and the Office of Warrior Care Policy engage with programs for Service Members and Veterans across the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, other U.S. Government agencies, and associated organizations. Information and vetted resources on a variety of topics is easily accessible here.
- Social Security Benefits for Disabled Military Personnel and Their Families Members
This site contains information that wounded warriors and Veterans Who Have a Compensation Rating of 100% PT should know about Social Security. A comprehensive guide to “Employment Tools for Veterans with Disabilities” is featured.
Apply for and manage a variety of benefits at this gateway from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Department of Defense.
- Feds Hire Vets
This comprehensive site is filled with resources on Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.
- Elizabeth Dole Foundation – Caring for Military Families
The Foundation’s programs provide military and veteran caregivers the support they need at the local, state, and national levels. These programs engage individuals, organizations, and communities across the country to get involved and make a difference in the lives of military caregivers.
- Military and Veteran Caregiver Network
The Military and Veteran Caregiver Peer Support Network (MVCN) offers peer-based support and services to connect those providing care to servicemembers and veterans living with wounds, illnesses and/or injuries. The Network is modeled on the nationally recognized, evidence-based programs of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), which has provided compassionate peer-based support to more than 60,000 loved ones of those who have died during their service in the Armed Forces. The mission of the MVCN and partners is to provide our nation’s pre- and post-9/11-era military and veteran caregivers with peer support to reduce their isolation and increase their senses of connectedness, engagement, hopefulness, wellness, as well as their knowledge and skills.
- Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) coaches the families of newly returning service members and veterans to manage the difficulties they face when they come home. OFC is a personalized program, tailored specifically to the struggles of each family. Through proven methods, the program teaches military families how best to navigate their challenges, resulting in stronger and healthier families. Learn more about how OFC helps create strong and healthy families. This program is also available via phone/Skype.
- VA Caregiver Support
Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans. The Caregiver Support Program offers training, educational resources, and multiple tools to help you succeed. This site provides links to resources for “Care for Caregivers” and “Care for Veterans” including home based primary care, adult day health centers, a caregiver support line and peer support mentoring.
- Academy Women’s eMentor Program
Online mentoring program that connects military personnel, veterans, and military spouses for dynamic mentoring experiences that powerfully move them forward in their personal and professional lives.
- Center for Women Veterans
This section of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs lists opportunities and resources of special interest to women veterans.
- Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program (US Department of Labor)
The Women Veteran Program monitors the employment situation of women veterans to ensure DOL VETS programs serve women veterans and male veterans equitably. When new or updated information about women veterans in the workforce becomes available, it is made public on this webpage, either as a fact sheet or as a webinar.
Free employment services are available at American Job Centers nationwide, and they are effective for women veterans. In fact, one study showed that women veterans who used them experienced less of a wage gap than women nonveterans using comparable services. Veterans receive priority of service, and veterans with significant barriers to employment may receive more intensive case management, so be sure to tell them you are a veteran!
- Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
- VA Health Benefits Overview
This guide provides Veterans and their families with a road to the VA’s health care system and includes links to popular publications that have the latest information about their benefits through the VA.
- VA Women Veterans Health Care
Did you know that the VA provides primary and specialty health care – including reproductive health care and seven days of newborn care – to women veterans” Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA medical center nationwide to advise, advocate and coordinate care for women Veterans.
- Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
- VHA Office of Rural Health
By collaborating with other VA program offices, Federal partners, state partners, and rural communities, ORH optimizes the use of available and emerging technologies, establishes new access points to care, and employs strategies to increase health care options for all rural Veterans.