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Assistance/Support Organizations

Army Emergency Relief
AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own". AER provides commanders a valuable asset in accomplishing their basic command responsibility for the morale and welfare of soldiers.

Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
The Coalition To Salute America’s Heroes exists for the sole purpose of helping disabled wounded veterans find their way to a ‘New Beginning’ and a better life.

As one of America’s foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms.

Military Order of the Purple Heart
The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among Combat Wounded Veterans, promote patriotism; support necessary legislative initiatives; and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.

Defense Civilian Personnel Management Service
The DoD Civilian Personnel Management Service (CPMS) is charged with providing corporate level leadership in human resources management. CPMS develops and manages human resources programs and systems for the Department of Defense (DoD); develops and recommends policy and provides guidance on all aspects of civilian personnel management; and advises all levels of management employees in DoD regarding human resources issues.

Civilians Working for National Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD) provides employment opportunities for disabled men and women who honorably served on behalf of our Nation. As the largest Federal employer of veterans, we are committed to providing every disabled veteran who wants to serve our country as a DoD civil servant the opportunity to do so.

Hire Vets First
Welcome to the comprehensive career website for hiring veterans of America's military. Whether you're a manager, human resources specialist or veteran seeking employment, you'll find the resources you need for matching employment opportunities with veterans

Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.

Department of Labor
Department of Labor homepage providing a variety of information on many issues and concerns.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
An online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations. This is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This up-to-date, database driven website allows you to View VSO information in a variety of ways. You may also Search through the VSO database to find information that suits your needs.


Web Site for Returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Endurin
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a wide range of benefits for returning veterans. There are links to other federal agencies and organizations that offer related benefits and services available through this site.

The Center for Women Veterans
The Center for Women Veterans assures that women veterans receive benefits and services on a par with male veterans, encounter no discrimination in their attempt to access these services, are treated with respect and dignity by VA service providers, and to act as the primary advisor to the Secretary for Veterans Affairs on all matters related to programs, issues, and initiatives for and affecting women veterans.

GovBenefits.gov helps citizens access government benefit eligibility information through a free, confidential, and easy-to-use online screening tool. After answering some basic questions, the user receives a customized report listing the benefit programs for which the user, or person for whom he or she is entering information, may be eligible.

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents 2010 Edition
2010 Edition of the Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents. Very informative. Note: this is a .pdf file.

Department of VA Survivor Benefits Home Page
This web site is dedicated to the surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died while in active military service and to the survivors of veterans who died after active service. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide quality information and assistance to family members suffering the loss of their husbands and wives, sons and daughters, and mothers and fathers.

Vet Center
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.

Funeral and Burial

Department of Veterans Affairs: Burial & Memorials
The National Cemetery Administration honors veterans with final resting places in national shrines and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service to our nation.

Compensation and Benefits Handbook
For Seriously Ill and Injured Members of the Armed Forces.

Business and Employment

Veterans Industry
Veterans Industry is a vocational rehabilitation program of the Department of Veterans Affairs that sub-contracts with many and diverse industries.

Center for Veterans Enterprise
Vetbiz is a Veteran Resource Information web site designed to assist veteran entrepreneurs who want to start and expand their businesses in the Federal and private marketplace. This site provides up to the minute information from the Federal Government as it pertains to Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

Capitol Hill

Legislative Action Center Provided by The American Legion
Link connects to information about legislative actions happening on behalf of veterans on Capitol Hill. Some are still in the decision-making process - Get informed and cast an opinion on issues important to you.

Employment/Vocational Training

The e-VETS Resource Advisor assists veterans preparing to enter the job market. It includes information on a broad range of topics, such as job search tools and tips, employment openings, career assessment, education and training, and benefits and special services available to veterans.

The e-VETS Resource Advisor was created to help veterans and their family members sort through the vast amount of information available on the Internet. Based on your personal profile and/or the various services you select, the e-VETS Resource Advisor will provide a list of Web site links most relevant to your specific needs and interests.

Veterans Information - Office of Personnel Management
OPM Guidelines for Veterans.

Family Programs

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc., is a one of a kind non-profit Veteran Service Organization offering hope, healing, comfort and care to thousands of American armed forces families facing the death of a loved one each year. TAPS receives absolutely no government funding, but through the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, all families faced with a death of one serving in the Armed Forces receive information about TAPS and our military survivor programs.

Health Benefits

VA Facility Locator
Link to a page where you can search for a VA facility anywhere in the nation.

Readjustment Counseling Service
We are the people in VA who welcome home with honor the war veteran by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their respective communities.

Blind Rehabilitation Services
This service includes adjustment to blindness counseling, patient and family education, benefit analysis, comprehensive residential inpatient training, outpatient rehabilitation services, the provision of assistive technology, and research.

Healthcare Eligibility and Enrollment for Veterans
Find out if you are eligible for benefits, how to apply, and what it will cost, then complete an application form online. Have a question? Call the VA Health Benefits Service Center toll free at 1-877-222-VETS!


Gateway to VA Health Care
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care to its customers. Their goal is to share information about these benefits and services to make it as easy as possible for you to receive them.

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
A program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was created within the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989, in response to a Congressional mandate to address the needs of veterans with PTSD.

The mission of the Veterans Benefits Administration, in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, is to provide benefits and services to the veterans and their families in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the Nation.

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information
Four national and international organizations are here to help, with articles, references, web-links, mini-courses, 800 phone access and e-mail pen-pal resources.

Gift from Within - PTSD Resource
Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. It provides information for survivors and caregivers.

My HealtheVet: The Gateway to Veteran Health and Wellness
My HealtheVet is a web-based application designed specifically for veterans and their families. It will help veterans partner with healthcare providers to achieve their best possible health.

DisabilityInfo.gov is a federal government-sponsored website that provides a direct connection to information and resources on a wide range of disability-related topics.

LIFElines - Coping with the Effects of Combat
Everyone exposed to combat is affected by the experience and its consequences. The demands and stressors of war can be traumatizing. Whether service members in a war zone serve on the front line or in a supportive role, they witness death, destruction, and suffering.

Pay and Benefits

Veteran's Online Benefit Application Website
Website where veterans may go online and apply for benefits.

Compensation and Pension Benefits Rate Tables

GovLoans.gov is your gateway to Federal loan information, brought to you through a partnership between Federal agencies and GovBenefits.gov; the official government benefits website.

myPay allows military personnel financial management of pay information, leave and earnings statements, W-2's and more.

Retired and Annuitant Pay: Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
The Cost-of-Living Adjustment or COLA is a pay adjustment provided to military retirees and annuitants that helps maintain purchasing power. The adjustment is based on a 12 months average increase in the cost of a market basket of non-discretionary Goods and Services, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage and Clerical Workers.

U.S. Social Security Administration

The Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008
The Post - 9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.If, on August 1, 2009, you are eligible for one of these programs and you qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you may make an irrevocable election to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Note: Once you elect to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you will no longer be eligible to receive benefits under the program from which you elected the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Resources and Links

National Personnel Records Center
Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former servicemembers may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. The NPRC has established a Web site for veterans and next of kin to access the Department of Defense Form 214.


Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) Online
Welcome to ACAP On-Line. This site was created as part of the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) to help Army retirees and their families to be successful following their retirement from federal service.

Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs)

American Coalition for Filipino Veterans
Veterans advocacy organization with 4,000 members working to restore official recognition and provide equitable VA benefits to surviving veterans in the Philippines and in America.

Vietnam Veterans of America
Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.




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