As research continues to show the positive benefits of physical activity on the treatment, rehabilitation, and well-being of disabled veterans, more programs are being developed to support these endeavors. In recognition of these efforts, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has granted new funding to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and their Parks: Return and Restore Program.
The NRPA works closely with the U.S. Paralympics division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, which helps support the development and participation in paralympic sporting activities. There are 9 park and recreation agencies across the U.S. that is included in the Parks: Return and Restore Program. These agencies received grants ranging from $2,500 to $500,000 to help support their efforts in providing disabled veterans with physical activity programs.
Many community organizations provide physical activity programs and paralympic sports leagues to help support their local disabled veterans. Physical activity has been shown to improve a veterans’ ability to cope with common disabling conditions both mentally and physically.
Aside from community resources, veterans anywhere can seek veterans’ disability benefits to help augment the local support they receive. Benefit pay, as well as assistance for medical care, housing, employment, and education are all available to disabled veterans who qualify as disabled through combat-related circumstances.
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 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.