VA Launches Social Media Campaign to Bring Benefit Information to Female Veterans
The population of female veterans has increased steadily since 2010 and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) projects women will make up 18 percent of the veteran population by 2040.
With more and more women serving in our military, it is surprising that a many of them fail to take advantage of resources and benefits they have earned through their service.
The VA has launched a new social media campaign called State of Women Veterans. This campaign seeks to raise awareness of the contributions and success stories of women veterans while connecting them to resources and benefits.
The VA will partner with Women Veterans Interactive to foster dialogue with female veterans. As the campaign grows, the organizations will seek to establish new partnerships with nonprofits that support female veterans and advocate on their behalf.
You can find out more about the campaign by following @DeptVetAffairs (Twitter) and Department of Veterans Affairs page (Facebook) and using the hashtag #WomenVets. The campaign runs through Veterans Day weekend, after which it will receive recognition at a Women Veterans Interactive-sponsored event in November.
Female Veterans Have the Same Right to Benefits as Male Veterans
Service-connected disability benefits apply just as much to women as they do to men. If you are a female veteran suffering from health conditions that developed during or due to your military service, you might be entitled to disability benefits through the VA.
The Disability Help Group provides assistance to veterans of all eras and genders with support for their veterans’ disability claims. Contact us or call us at 800-800-2009 to schedule a consultation with one of our disability advocates.