5 New Technology Projects that May Benefit Disabled Veterans
With 5 new technology projects in the works through the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, the White House is looking for coders, programmers, and other technology specialists to collaborate on these new ventures.
For the next 6-12 months the government will team up with selected innovators for the following 5 projects:
- The 20% Campaign – an electronic payment platform for federal programs that will reduce waste and administrative expenses.
- Blue Button – improvements are to be made to the existing internal system to allow for integration of veterans’ medical records between the military and private sector.
- MyGov – a consolidation project to house all government service information portals on one website rather than across multiple sites.
- Open Data Initiative – another consolidation project to gather important data such as health, weather, energy, education and public safety into one easily accessible resource.
- RFP-EZ – a new process and platform to allow the government to improve the methods with which it conducts business with startups.
While some of these programs are more focused on improving internal functions, the effects may trickle down to benefit veterans and civilians over time. The Blue Button project is especially important to disabled veterans who are seeking veterans’ disability benefits.
Medical records are an important part of the disability rating and claims process as they need to reflect that your impairment was service-connected.
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 representative from the Disability 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-(800)-800-3332.