Even since the global war on terrorism had been declared by the United State government as public enemy number one, Americans have made substantial strides in terms of commitments to support the war veterans. From the war in Iraq to the war in Afghanistan, the war veterans have had difficulties in transitioning to civilian life. On that account, establishing camaraderie with fellow veterans forms part of the ways to ease the transition burden. Incidentally, there are numerous war veteran programs that assist them in getting back to the society. One of the war veteran programs which involve counseling service referred to as Vet Center program.
This program assists the war veteran and their families working in conjunction with VA Medical Centers in transitioning them to the society. Similarly, this counseling program has an all round the clock hotline that the war veterans and their families can reach whenever they require any manner of assistance. Apparently, over one point five million war veteran and their surviving spouses are entailed to billions of dollars annually in VA pensions to assist pay up for long-term care for nursing home, living and home care. In other terms, the pensions are referred to as “Aid and attendance” and “Housebound”. Additionally, this program assists in covering a section of nursing home care when the veteran or the surviving spouse is paying from their pockets. Most of the war veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and through the Veteran Affairs health care veterans program, there are able to acquire physical and psychiatric health examinations, medication and management of their health problems. Similarly, war veterans are able to own properties through the homeless providers program at a discount of up to fifty percent. This would go a long way in assisting over four hundred thousand war veterans under VA acquired property.
Through programs such as compensated work-therapy and transitional residence programs under the hospice of the VA, contract the private sector alongside with the public sector to offer work to the war veterans whereby they acquire new working skills, learning excellently work ethics and attain a sense of belonging in the society. The war veterans receive payment and thereby being able to make the payment towards maintenance and upkeep of the residence. Initiatives that are aimed to offer the war veterans with a personal property like clothing, footwear, blankets and other items go a long way in providing the homeless veterans a sense of hope and determination towards life. Additionally, war veterans are able to achieve educational and career growth through programs under the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the vocational rehabilitation and employment program, in other words, referred to as Voc-Rehab, the war veterans with service-connected disabilities and employment handicaps get acquainted with job opportunities.
Likewise, the program provides the war veterans who have severe disabilities and cannot consider job services such as on the job training, exhaustive rehabilitation revaluation for establishing abilities, skills, and interests. Furthermore, this program also assists the war veterans on financial aid for post-secondary training at college level, vocational, technical or business school. Under the hospice of VA, the grant and Per Diem program offer payments to assist the public and non-profit organization to develop and manage new supportive centers for the war veterans. Similarly, the grants can be used to acquire vehicles to carry out outreaching programs as well as offering transportation services to homeless veterans.