Posts Tagged ‘veteran programs’

Florida State University’s 2012 Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Since 2008, Florida State University (FSU) has been 1 of 7 universities that hold a summer Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). The 2012 annual program begins in May with online components leading in to a 9-day residency at the university from June 19 through June 27.

The EBV is designed to provide experiential training and education for veterans who suffered service-connected disabilities. In many cases, these veterans are unable to return to their previous occupations, due to their disabilities, but they still have a desire to put their skills to use. Disabled veterans who start their own small businesses may find great satisfaction in building something they truly want to invest their abilities in.

Considering the support from the associated universities and other related organizations, the cost to attend a EBV is free to eligible applicants. To apply, disabled veterans may visit FSU’s application page to fill out the online application and view instructions. While there is no deadline, there are limited spaces available and veterans should apply as soon as possible.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and many other organizations also offer support and grants to many aspiring veterans.

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.

Eight Critical VA Programs Benefit Veterans

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Out of the 23 million veterans in the United States, only approximately 8 million take advantage of their owed Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. While not every military veteran needs VA services or benefits, many more than 8 million do need them. One big issue in getting help for veterans is making sure veterans know the services are available in the first place.

The last two decades have seen Congressional expanded veteran benefits while at the same time lowering the standards for eligibility. This is crucial. For those veterans enduring undiagnosed service-connected illnesses, it means the difference between continued suffering and treatment. For others it may mean the difference between a level of financial security and a life of wanting.

There are 8 fundamental benefit programs of which every veteran should be aware. While not every veteran will need or qualify for every program, those veterans in need will probably be able to find a program to help them. These 8 programs are:

  • Disability compensation;
  • War veteran pensions;
  • VA Health care;
  • In-home care;
  • Assisted living;
  • Prescription drug plans;
  • Nursing Home Care; and
  • VA-guaranteed mortgages.

This country has an obligation to take care of our veterans. The VA offers many programs to help veterans in many aspects of their lives. In order to take advantage of these programs, however, veterans must know the programs exist in the first place.

Learn more about 8 essential programs of which every veteran should be aware.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact LaVan & Neidenberg. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.