Veteran Resources

Blinded Veterans Association
http://www.bva.org/
The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, they hope to make life better for blinded veterans. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA’s assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service.

National Veterans Legal Services Program
http://www.nvlsp.org/
The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) has been the voice of veterans’ rights for more than 25 years. NVLSP is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization acting to ensure that the U.S. government honors the pact made with our 25 million veterans.

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
http://www.uscourts.cavc.gov/
The Court provides veterans an impartial judicial forum for review of administrative decisions by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals that are adverse to the veteran-appellant’s claim of entitlement to benefits for service-connected disabilities, survivor benefits and other benefits such as education payments and waiver of indebtedness. In furtherance of its mission, the Court also seeks to help ensure that all veterans have equal access to the Court and to promote public trust and confidence in the Court.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Veteran Information
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/veteran_information
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/
Mission Statement: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Board of Veterans Appeals
http://www.bva.va.gov/
The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (also known as “BVA” or “the Board”) is a part of the VA, located in Washington, D.C. Members of the Board review benefit claims determinations made by local VA offices and issue decision on appeals.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Education / G.I. Bill
http://www.gibill.va.gov/
The Home for All Educational Benefits Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Forms
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
Forms on this site are available in several formats.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Life Insurance http://www.insurance.va.gov/
Insurance programs developed to provide insurance benefits for veterans and service members who may not be able to get insurance from private companies because of the extra risks involved in military service, or a service connected disability.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Office of General Counsel
http://www.va.gov/ogc/
The mission of the Office of General Counsel (OGC) is to identify and meet the legal needs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Its primary objective is to ensure the just and faithful execution of the laws, regulations and policies that the Secretary has responsibility for administering, and by so doing enable the Department to accomplish its mission of service to our Nation’s veterans.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
http://www.va.gov/osdbu/
OSDBU seeks to enable SDVOSB, VOSB, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, HUBZone Businesses, and Woman-Owned Small Businesses to add value to the work of VA. OSDBU provides outreach and liaison support to businesses (small and large) and other members of the public and private sectors concerning Small Business Acquisition issues. OSDBU is responsible for monitoring VA implementation and execution of the socioeconomic programs.

U.S. Small Business Administration – Office of Veterans Business Development
http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2985
The Office of Veterans Business Development’s mission is to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of all administration small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their Dependents or Survivors.

U.S. Small Business Administration – Veteran-Owned Businesses
http://www.sba.gov/content/veteran-service-disabled-veteran-owned
If you are a veteran or service-disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business. From creating a business plan to finding your first customer, we’re here to help you succeed.

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