Health & Safety
Benefits / Financial Resources - Overview
If you are struggling financially, you can benefit from learning about income supports provided by the VA and DoD, as well as needs-based benefits available to the general public.
Examples of VA and DoD benefits:
VA Policy Memo on Military Sexual Trauma 2011
VBA Letter 20-11-23 emphasizes training protocols for VARO staff involved in disability claims related to military sexual trauma [ MST].
It also states that claims examiners must:
Interactive Form - Durable Power of Attorney
This easy to use interactive form will produce a sample Durable Power of Attorney form.
Discharge Problems Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
Receiving either a bad conduct discharge or a personality disorder discharge can result in serious negative consequences for a person suffering from a TBI or PTSD.
Family Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury
Due to the nature of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), family members play a crucial role in the rehabilitation of a wounded warrior. Indeed, some estimates indicate that as much as 80 percent of the total lifetime care that is provided to a TBI victim is given by that individual’s family. Thus, it is essential that family members have the tools they need to provide the best care possible.
Medical Malpractice by the VA
Many current or former service members and their families receive medical care at healthcare centers and hospitals operated by the VA. Sometimes, actions by the VA doctor or healthcare staff may cause harm to the patient.