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Homeless Veterans – VA Housing Program Provides More than a Home

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program helps connect homeless veterans and their families with public or VA-owned housing through vouchers and grants. A veteran or their family is assigned a case manager who helps place them in long-term, affordable housing where they can care for their disabled loved one in safety.

An additional benefit of the VASH program is that once a disabled veteran is in their system they are also given help in securing other services through the VA. Disabled veterans are connected to resources to help them obtain veterans’ disability benefits, health care, employment assistance and counseling.

Homelessness is an issue for many veterans, especially disabled veterans who are often unable to work and earn an income to afford a place to live. That is why the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has responded to this issue by teaming up with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create the VASH program.

When a veteran is facing a serious disabling condition from a combat-related injury it is critical that they have safe, affordable housing to live in. Many serious medical conditions that cause disability rely on a healthy living environment to manage and treat the symptoms veterans may experience from disabilities, such as diabetes, traumatic brain injury, and amputation. Veterans suffering from serious conditions may also be eligible for veterans’ disability benefits.
 
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 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.