More veterans benefits may be available through recently announced grant programs from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Supportive Services for Veteran Families program is taking applications from organizations for the 2013 fiscal year grants. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2013.
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
The SSVF program is part of the VA’s initiative to support nonprofit organizations and cooperatives that can help provide support to low-income veteran families. In some cases, these families may have disabled veterans who are unable to work. When more veterans benefits are not available through the VA, these programs may help provide additional support.
Yearly grants are made available to organizations that serve veterans and their families who are in need of assistance in housing or other needs. Funding is granted first to existing organizations who received Supportive Services for Veteran Families grants in the past and wish to renew funding.
Approximately $140 million is allocated to awarding these grants depending on priority funding availability. The next priority will be entities who apply for new grants.
How Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grants May Benefit You
In 2012, the SSFV helped provide more benefits to veterans by funding 68 new organizations and providing renewal grants to 85 organizations. Five of the new organizations that received funding were Florida-based, as were six of the renewals.
Organizations that receive the grant money provide services and benefits such as:
- legal services;
- child care services;
- disability benefit application assistance;
- daily living services;
- transportation assistance;
- housing support;
- fiduciary and payee services; and
- health care.
Many organizations under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families can help provide information on veterans disability benefits, but may not be able to fully assist in pursuing a claim.
Where to Find Help for More Veterans Benefits
Disabled veterans struggling to obtain disability compensation or who are yet to apply for VA disability benefits may find assistance through a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group. For help with your case or to learn if you may be entitled to disability benefits, contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-855-855-8992.