Veterans of course get medical care through the VA, but did you know they also get life insurance? Disabilities mean a shorter time working and while Social Security and VA benefits mean that you can support yourself, it does not leave much to take care of your spouse and descendants. A life insurance policy is a big deal. Veterans also get access to attorneys for wills, divorces, or anything else they might need. A list of places offering these services can be found here and here, although remember, Social Security attorneys work on contingency.
Veterans can qualify for special home loans with special rates. More importantly, it's not just about buying new homes. People who are applying for disability often have trouble keeping up with their mortgage payments. VA loans can help you keep your house. They can also maintain and adapt your house as well, which is a big deal if you need to do modify your house to accommodate your disability. They can also help you maintain independent living for as long as possible with physical therapy, home health and special technology and equipment. Check out their independent living program.
The GI bill still exists to help former service members with their education and in some cases it can pay for their families' education as well. More information can be found here. Vocational rehabilitation exists as well for service members and their families and is definitely worth checking out. They can even help you find civilian employment after your deployment. There is an entire veterans only job bank at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs.
Homeless veterans have a special number they can call for help. It is 1-877-4AID-VET. Many housing programs are available for veterans to get back on their feet at http://www.va.gov/homeless/hud-vash.asp. There are lots of transportation options available for the disabled like dial-a-ride, but did you know that there are some transportation programs just for disabled veterans? Find the list here.
Remember, there are lots of resources if you only go looking for them. The VA provides counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and support groups for service members and their loved ones. If you have any further questions, please contact The Foster Law Firm at (480)621-7231.