Supporting Disabled American Veterans
Our veterans were there to protect us and our country. Now they need our help during their time of need.
Please visit one of the Disabled Veterans Charities listed below, and give back to our nations' heros.
Disabled American Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
United Spinal Association
Learn More About Programs that Benefit Disabled Veterans
In 2003, California kick-started the Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Program to offer more state contracts to disabled United States veterans. The goal of the program is to provide disabled veterans with state contract working opportunities while fostering competition and economic opportunity.
With the current climate focused on foreign policyt and renewed awareness on disabled veteran issues, a watchful press is closely monitoring the Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Program to see how they fare.
Additional programs that benefit disabled American veterans include:
- Property tax exemption - Disabled veterans are eligible for tax exemptions valued up to $12,000 based on their veterans' disability rating, length of service and state of residence.
- Many utility companies offer discounts to disabled American veterans.
- Organizations such as the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, AL challenge disabled vets to challenge themselves - through competitive outdoor programs that rebuild confidence and help transition them back to everyday life.
The VA Watchdog provides additional information about
available Veterans Administration benefits. The site also offers claims filing instructions, veteran's health
resources, publications and links to relevant news articles and VA press releases.