U.S. veterans face many unique challenges when they retire from military service and several federal programs are available to help them leap over the obstacles. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor announced $15 million in grants to be allocated to the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) – a unique federal program that focuses solely on employing homeless veterans.
Organizations at both national and local levels who seek to focus on hiring homeless veterans are applying for the grants, and the HVRP is holding 2 teleconferences that will provide information. On Thursday, April 5, new applicants can call in to find out about the requirements and attributes of a successful homeless veteran hiring strategy. On Friday, April 6, another call will be designated for returning applicants who are seeking additional grant money to continue to improve existing programs.
Homelessness, unemployment, and disability can all go hand-in-hand for many veterans. A combat-related disability can render a veteran unable to work and afford adequate housing. Many veterans are unable to obtain treatment for their disabilities, which is why it is critical for them to seek veterans’ disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-855-855-8992.