The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs opened the VA National Summit Ending Homelessness among Veterans with a speech detailing a comprehensive plan which includes prevention, rehabilitation, and assistance.
Eric Shinseki and the Obama administration are committed to ending this epidemic among vets and will use resources from the government, business and private sectors to meet veterans housing needs.
Shinseki’s plan includes:
- Discharge planning for incarcerated veterans
- Supportive services for low-income veterans
- A national referral center to link veterans to local service providers
- Plan for expanded efforts for education, jobs, health care and housing
Acknowledging the consequences of injuries sustained during military service will be an important consideration by the VA in ending homelessness in America. Indeed, the Secretary noted that $2.7 billion will be spent on medical services for veterans as part of his plan to end homelessness.
Certain housing benefits are available to disabled veterans which may be based on your disability rating. If you are a disabled veteran who is fighting the VA to receive disability compensation, contact the veterans disability rights law firm of Veterans Help Group.