The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.
Afterdeployment.org offers a full array of information from Families with Kids to Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Compensation and Benefits Handbook for Service Personnel and Families by the Department of Defense ~ The handbook was compiled in cooperation with the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Social Security Administration. Additionally; there are references to assistance provided by other governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations. This is the one source of information that covers everything a seriously ill and injured service member will need during his or her recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.
National Resource Directory ~ The Department of Defense launched this National Resource Directory, a collaborative effort between the departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. The directory is a Web-based network of care that includes resources for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families, families of the fallen and those who support them.
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents.From the Department of Veterans Affairs, a guide to the broad array of benefits and services that veterans, dependents, and survivors may be eligible for.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs. Northeast DVBIC Regional Care Coordinator –Scott Shaw 814-255-8141 Northeast DVBIC Regional Education Coordinator –Melodee Hursey 814-255-8189
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) The DAV has a service to help you with “filing claims for VA disability compensation, rehabilitation and education programs, pensions, death benefits, employment and training programs, rides to medical appointments, and many other programs.” They also help with appeals of adverse decisions. Manchester office Norris Cotton Federal Building 275 Chestnut St., Rm. 515 Manchester, NH 03101 (603) 222-5788
Military Onesource The service is available by phone, online and face-to-face through private counseling sessions in the local community. Highly qualified, master’s prepared consultants provide the service. Personalized consultations on specific issues such as education, special needs, and finances are provided. Customized research detailing community resources and appropriate military referrals are offered. Clients can even get help with simultaneous language interpretation and document translation services.”1-800-342-9647
Military Handbooks These free handbooks, written specifically for military service members, include a variety of information about pay, benefits, education and transitioning from the military. There is a benefits handbook covering health care benefits, disability compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation and employment, education and training, home loan guarantees, life insurance, survivor benefits, homeless veterans, overseas benefits, appeals, workplace benefits, and more.
New Hampshire State Veterans Council The mission of the State Veterans Council (SVC) is to assist veterans who are residents of New Hampshire or their dependents in securing all benefits or preferences to which they may be entitled under any state or federal laws or regulations.”Norris Cotton Federal Building 275 Chestnut Street Room 517 Manchester, NH 03101-2411 (603) 624-9230; NH Toll Free 1-800-622-9230
Veterans Administration Medical Center Patient Advocates If you are having problems with VA services, each facility has a patient advocate to assist in resolving problems. Manchester VA: Marti Jones, (603) 624-4366, ext. 6491 or toll free (800) 892-8384 ext. 6491. White River Junction, Vermont VA: Karen Campbell. (802) 295-9363 ext. 6293.
Veterans F.I.R.S.T. A Harbor Homes, Inc. Transitional Housing Program 46 Spring Street Nashua, NH 03060 603-882-3616 x1173
Yellow Ribbon Program The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) provides partial funding for veterans to cover the cost of tuition at participating private universities. Participating colleges and universities voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. For participating NH colleges visit http://www.gibill. va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/YRP/states/nh.htm
Tri Care - Warrior Navigation and Assistance Program: Administered by Humana Military Healthcare Services to help wounded warriors and their families navigate the health care system and provide them with resources.
TRI CARE For Life (TFL) is the Medicare wrap-around coverage for TRI CARE beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and Part B, regardless of age or place of residence. The TFL handbook has information about eligibility requirements, getting care and filing claims, as well as details about your pharmacy and dental coverage options. You’ll also find contact information for Social Security, Medicare, DEERS and all TRICARE regions.