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Injured or disabled as a result of your military service?

Follow the links below to find programs and resources that can help you locate assistance, access benefits, and find or keep a job.

General Resources

VetSuccess.gov, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Find out about the services offered to veterans with service-connected disabilities by the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E). Also provides information about vocational counseling available to active-duty service members and veterans who have recently separated from active duty.

VA Disability Compensation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service.

Military Severely Injured Center
Resources for injured service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

National Resource Directory  U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs
The National Resource Directory provides wounded. ill and injured service members and veterans, their families, families of the fallen and those who support them with a web-based directory of valuable resources.

Disability.gov
The federal government's one-stop Web site for information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and many others.

GovBenefits.gov, Comprehensive Federal Web site
A gateway to federal and state benefits information on disability assistance and much more. Browse benefits by category and specific government agency and search at the federal or state level, by population, or interests.

Jobs and Training

REALifelines, U.S. Department of Labor
Helps wounded and injured service members and veterans access valuable online resources and contact information for one-on-one employment assistance to help them transition into the civilian workforce.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)
This program is designed as an intensive training program to offer experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans with disabilities resulting from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

AbilityOne, U.S. Department of Defense
The Defense Department is a strong supporter of the federally managed AbilityOne program, which works with private and public groups to provide goods and services to the government and jobs for the blind and other people who have severe disabilities, including wounded veterans.

Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN), U. S. Department of Labor
A nationwide cost-free referral and technical assistance service for employers. EARN connects employers who have job vacancies to employment service providers who have direct access to job-ready individuals with disabilities. EARN also provides technical assistance to assist employers in locating appropriate organizations and information as they seek to hire qualified candidates with disabilities. 1-866-Earn Now or 1-866-327-6669 (V/TTY)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN), U.S. Department of Education
An information and referral service that provides information on job accommodations for people with disabilities. It also includes resources for technical assistance, funding, education and services related to the employment of people with disabilities. To learn more about JAN, visit the Web site or call: 1-800-526-7234 or 1-800-232-9675(V/TTY).

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Assists veterans with service-connected disabilities by offering help in preparing for, finding, and keeping suitable employment. For more information about vocational rehabilitation and employment services, contact the local Department of Veterans Affairs regional office at the national toll-free telephone number: 1-800-827-1000.

Ticket to Work, U.S. Social Security Administration
This program helps Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities address employment needs.

Back to School: A Guide to Academic Success after Traumatic Brain Injury, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
This guide offers checklists, information, and resources to help veterans with TMIs return to school successfully. View online or print a copy.

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