A July 17th press release from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a new funding initiative to help secure housing for an estimated 42,000 veterans and their families.
The funding goes to the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program which is part of the VA’s campaign to end veteran homelessness by 2015. Nearly $100 million is going to this initiative which will distribute the grants in 49 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico to 151 community agencies for veteran services.
The funding helps to offer area veterans and military families resources for obtaining VA benefits, case management, and other public benefit programs. Many of these programs use the funding to help veterans with financial support for rent payments, security deposits, and other needs in obtaining secure housing.
Disabled veterans are a specifically at-risk group when it comes to homelessness, as many of their disabling conditions require a safe, secure location for them to be able to recover and live comfortably. Many homeless veterans struggle with some form of service-connected disability and they may be eligible for veterans’ disability benefits.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation for any reason you should not give up without a fight! A South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-888-234-5758.