This year was the 6th in which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) held the Road to Recovery Conference. This year’s conference was held at Walt Disney in Orlando, Florida and was attended by over 120 veterans suffering from military-related disabilities. The educational conference included both on-site counseling and plenty of information on helpful VA programs.
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and the American Legion both presented the event, which lasted a week. The Road to Recovery Conference brought together the VA, veterans advocacy and service organizations, and private sector companies. Their united goal was to provide help for veterans and their dependents in need.
Veterans had access to in-person counseling from VA counselors. They were also given access to VA employees, who provided veterans with all necessary information relevant to veterans and their families, such as:
- Health care information; and
- Financial benefits.
The conference brought in government experts as well as private companies to help veterans with their resumes and to offer career counseling. Over the course of the week, veterans were able to attend discussion, workshops, and seminars focusing on not only improving relationships, but provided information on:
- Veteran benefits;
- VA services;
- VA insurance;
- VA health care,
- financial support; and
- Job opportunities.
There is a new paralympic program for disabled veterans. U.S. Olympic Committee Representatives presented information on the paralympic program and attempted to recruit disabled veterans for participation.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.