Guidebook Addresses Benefits for Veterans With Disabilities

Veterans Benefits GuidebookVeterans, not sure how to navigate the confusing process of government benefits for your disability? Now you have help.

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) has teamed up with Griffin-Hammis Associates to release a new publication: Navigating Government Benefits & Employment: A Guidebook for Veterans with Disabilities.

The four-part guide is aimed at explaining financial, healthcare, support and employment services and benefits. Specifically, the guide addresses how work income can affect benefits and how to work will remaining eligible for support and services.

"Working with both veterans and those who serve them, it became clear that there was a need for clarity on benefits available to veterans and particularly service-disabled veterans,” said James Schmeling, IVMF managing director and co-founder, in a news release. “Too many people are unaware of the benefits available to veterans and their families, and for those who are aware, there are too many myths about benefits and work. The guide helps plan interactions between employment, self-employment and benefits."

The book addresses programs provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, Department of Defense and State Vocational Rehabilitation.

Download a copy here.