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Military and Federally-Funded Resources

Air Force PALACE HART Program (Helping Airman Recover Together)
Program Information:  www.socom.mil/care_coalition/Site%20Pages/Archive%20Page/Palace_Hearts.pdf
Contact Information:  www.af.mil/main/contactus.asp
www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123046952
www.af.mil

Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) and
Wounded Service Member Initiative (WSM)
CAP works closely with service members across the nation to ensure they receive appropriate assistive technology for their needs. Accommodations are available for service members with vision or hearing loss, dexterity impairments, including upper-extremity amputees and communication and cognitive difficulties, including Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
Resources:  www.tricare.mil/cap/wsm/resources
Accommodation Solutions:  www.tricare.mil/cap/wsm/accom_sol
www.tricare.mil/cap/index.cfm

Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors through the Social Security Administration
Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application.
www.ssa.gov/woundedwarriors/index.htm

Marine for Life Program
The Marine for Life Program provides transition assistance to Marines who honorably leave active service and return to civilian life and to support injured Marines and their families.
Toll Free:  866/435-7645  
Contact by Region:  https://www.m4l.usmc.mil/Public/m4lx/start.aspx
https://164.235.15.214/start.aspx

Military OneSource
Military OneSource is a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, toll-free information and referral telephone service available worldwide to active duty, Reserve, and National Guard military members and their families; and to deployed civilians and their families.
Toll Free:  800/342-9647; Available 24/7, 365 days a year
www.militaryonesource.com

Navy SAFE HARBOR Program
The Navy Safe Harbor program provides personalized support and assistance to severely injured Sailors and their family.
Toll Free:  877/746-8563
Email:  safeharbor@navy.mil
www.npc.navy.mil/CommandSupport/SafeHarbor

U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program
The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) serves the most severely wounded, injured or ill Soldiers and their Families and helps them with their transition back into civilian or military life.
Toll Free:  800/237-1336;
Available 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday EST

Email:  aw2@conus.army.mil
www.aw2.army.mil

U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System
The Military Health System (MHS) is a unique partnership of medical educators, medical researchers, and healthcare providers and their support personnel worldwide. This DoD enterprise consists of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; the medical departments of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Combatant Command surgeons; and TRICARE providers (including private sector healthcare providers, hospitals and pharmacies).
Contact Information:  www.health.mil/ContactUs.aspx
www.health.mil

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides a variety of services and resources to U.S. military veterans.
Toll Free Numbers:  iris.va.gov/scripts/iris.cfg/php.exe/enduser/cci/phonenbrs.php
Contact Information:  iris.va.gov/scripts/iris.cfg/php.exe/enduser/home.php
www.va.gov

Veterans & Military Community Resources through DisabilityInfo.gov
www.disabilityinfo.gov/digov-public/public/DisplayPage.do?parentFolderId=179

Private/Non-Profit Organizations

Disabled American Veterans
Toll Free:  877/426-2838
Contact Information:  www.dav.org/contact_us.html
www.dav.org

Military Severely Injured Center
Toll Free:  888/774-1361, Available 24/7
www.military.com/hero

National Military Family Association (NMFA)
NMFA educates military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives; and promotes and protects the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.
Toll Free:  800/260-0218
Email:  families@nmfa.org
Resources:  www.nmfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=links
www.nmfa.org

 

 

 
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