Resources for Veterans with Disabilities

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) is an initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 Veterans with service-connected disabilities. Program curriculum is designed to take participants through the steps and stages of venture creation, with a tailored emphasis on the unique challenges and opportunities associated with being a Veteran business owner. Importantly, the entire EBV training program is offered without any cost to participating Veterans. The EBV is operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

The four-part guide details monetary, health care and employment services and support benefits for Veterans with disabilities. It also helps outline the interaction between government benefits and employment or self-employment. The guidebook focuses primarily on benefit programs that are the most frequently accessed by Veterans and their families, such as those issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Defense (DoD) and State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).

This website acts as a portal to tools, techniques and resources for Veterans who have sustained disabilities and their families. Job accommodations for various injuries are described, including links to JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) for accommodation sources and resources. These resources offer practical solutions for common barriers and limitations which wounded Veterans may experience. They may be used to share with employers seeking information on accommodations.

Managed by the Veterans Administration, this website provides information to veterans, including assistance with job searches, application tips, resume writing, military experience translation for civilian recruiters and hiring managers, skills translators, dress codes, job and career training, federal employment opportunities and more.

Managed by the Veterans Administration this website provides links to resources for businesses who want to hire Veterans, including links to information on Work Opportunity tax credits (WOTC) and a job posting tool focused on recruiting Veterans. Veterans may use this to understand the resources available to employers and to inform their own career search and advancement. 

The national Center for PTSD provides resources to Veterans, families, transitioning military members and others on PTSD. The link for the public shares resources on understanding PTSD, PTSD treatment, peer resources and others.