Resources for Disabled Military Veterans
When volunteering for service for your country, you know there is a possibility of being injured in the line of duty. Knowing this ahead of time is no comfort when those who serve come home with disabilities.
While there can be complaints that getting service from the VA can be slow for disabled veterans, there are many resources they can utilize while waiting for approved services. The following is a great top five list for veterans injured after combat:
Wings for Warriors – An organization founded by wounded veteran Anthony Ameen, Wings for Warriors helps in an abundance of ways for disabled military members. Their primary resource is in helping fund trips so that those wounded can be reunited with families, especially during medical treatments at specialty centers. They also help with health care resources, advocating for those suffering, and sometimes helping to fund travels for veterans to seek out alternative health care treatments for PTSD and injuries. More information on this organization and how to contact them by clicking here.
Our Military Kids – Children in Reserves and National Guard families can help distract from their stress by seeking the help of Our Military Children. This organization distributes grants of $500 to families who have a parent that is deployed, killed while deployed, came home injured, or succumbed to deployment injuries when they returned stateside. This grant will help a child take place in an extracurricular activity, such as dancing, a sport, and similar activities. Donate to the cause, or request a grant,by clicking here.
VA Home Loan perks & SAH Grants - The zero down payment VA Home Loan helps military families with economic housing to save them money and social strains from having to rent. Not only this, but there are additional benefits to veterans who are disabled. First, there is the SAH (Specially Adapted Housing) Grant, which is money awarded to a veteran and their family in order to make their home more accessible for their new abilities. Secondly, if a veteran is disabled, they will not have to pay a funding fee on their VA home loan, which is usually .5 percent to 3.3 percent of the overall loan amount. Disabled veterans may also be found exempt from certain property taxes!
Pets for Patriots – This organization prides itself on helping homeless animals find a forever home, and they also help veterans suffering from PTSD or a horrific injury to bond with an animal. The value in caring for a living creature is what they advocate, and they help participants out economically in the process. They partner with veterinarians who will provide lifetime care discounts for the pet, and economically priced pet supplies. Find out more about what they do or how to contact them by clicking here.
Veterans for Compassionate Care – Cannabis is fast becoming an alternative medicine source for not only civilians, but those suffering from PTSD, pain from injuries, and other issues veterans can face after combat. It may also be proven to help kill cancer cells. Al Byrne and those at Veterans for Compassionate Care set up a resources page for those interested in this method of treatment, where it is currently legal, while they conduct further, intense research.
Amanda Rosenblatt is a writer proudly working for VA Home Loan Centers in San Diego, California. They not only administer the VA home loan, but they also have a blog with similar resources presented in this article. Follow them on Twitter at @VAhomeloanctrs or visit their site