The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has set a goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015 and a new partnership is set to make headway toward that goal. The VA is partnering with the “One Hundred Thousand Homes” campaign, which is a network of community efforts that help locate homeless veterans and connect them to VA resources for housing and disability benefits.
The 2011 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress revealed that veteran homelessness declined 12% since the beginning of 2010; 2 years since the Opening Doors plan to end veteran homelessness began in 2009. To continue supporting our veterans, the VA is working with 100,000 Homes to develop more supportive housing options with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Keeping a secure residence is a major problem for veterans living with disabling conditions. Inability to work due to their disability and an increased need for stable housing for health conditions has resulted in many disabled veterans having to deal with the challenges of homelessness.
When a disabled veteran is in need of assistance with housing, education, finances, and health, the VA is their first resource for these types of veterans’ disability benefits. To make the claims process as simple and quick as possible, working with a veterans’ disability attorney is often the best course of action.
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.