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Living with a Disability

Living with a disability can impact your life in many ways in many ways. Things like dealing with chronic pain, feeling like you could do more for your family, or your disability making it harder to work can all stem from living with a disability.

Here are resources for Veterans with disability challenges.

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Disability Compensation4 Resources

  • Disability Compensation
    Information on VA disability compensation
  • File a VA Disability Compensation Claim
    Learn how to file a claim for disability compensation or increased disability compensation
  • Disability Compensation for Conditions Related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
    Information about the disability compensation process for conditions related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Individual Unemployability
    Information about the benefits available for those unable to work due to a military disability

Disability Systems of Care4 Resources

  • Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services
    Information about the VA's rehabilitation and prosthetic services
  • Amputation System of Care (ASoC)
    Resources and information on the Amputation System of Care
  • Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders System of Care
    Information about spinal cord injuries and how to access the VA's Spinal Chord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D) System of Care
  • Service Dog Veterinary Health Benefit
    Read about eligibility for the Service Dog Veterinary Health Benefit and additional resources

Disability Accommodations, Benefits, and Rights4 Resources

  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
    Learn about employment protection for military service members and Veterans
  • Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability
    Learn about your employment rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Ten Tips for Families: Supporting a Veteran with a Disability Returning to Work
    Lean how to support the Veteran in your life as they return to work
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)
    Employment assistance for those with service-connected disabilities impacting their career

Health Care4 Resources

  • Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
    Information, treatment options, self-help tools, and resources to address traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Polytrauma/TBI System of Care Overview
    Information to help you learn more about and address traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Polytrauma System of Care Facilities
    Information about programs and facilities available to Veterans sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • About Chronic Pain
    Self-help tools and VA resources to learn about chronic pain

Local Resources & Online Programs1 Resource

  • Moving Forward: "Overcome Life's Challenges Program"
    VA course to help manage life challenges such as stress, relationship challenges, and financial difficulties

Adaptive Housing1 Resource

  • Disability Housing Grants
    Information about eligibility and benefits of disability housing grants for Veterans

Adaptive Sports2 Resources

  • VA Adaptive Sports & Therapeutic Arts
    Find events and learn more about VA Adaptive Sports and Arts
  • Adaptive Sports Grant Program
    Find support for disabled Veterans participating in adaptive sports and therapeutic arts

Education & Training1 Resource

  • Compensated Work Therapy
    Information on CWT services and how to access them through your local VA medical center