In response to a need for more easily accessible and organized information on governmental benefits available to veterans and their families, the IVMF, in collaboration with Griffin-Hammis Associates LLC, released the publication “Navigating Government Benefits & Employment: A Guidebook for Veterans with Disabilities and Those Who Serve Them.”
The four-part guide details monetary, health care and employment services and support benefits, and helps outline the interaction between government benefits and employment or self-employment. The goal is to provide veterans and their families enough information to understand how work income can affect benefits. It provides tools so they can stay financially secure while remaining eligible for supports and services, and assists in transitioning away from supports when appropriate, in a planned process. 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).