Veterans Resources

The websites listed below are for informational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the CSD.

  • UConn Veterans Affairs and Military Programs
    The University of Connecticut’s Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs provides a full range of benefits and services to students that have served or continue to serve in our Armed Forces.
  • Accredited Online Colleges
    Currently in America there is a shortage of jobs for veterans prompted by both economic recession and a lack of qualification among returning soldiers. If you are a veteran seeking education as a means of improving your chances for employment, it is strongly recommended that you attend an institution or obtain certification that has some type of accreditation. Accreditation ensures that your education’s quality is backed by a professionally-recognized agency, which will help you remain competitive among an employee pool that is filled with people who have bachelors’ degrees.
  • Connecticut Department of Higher Education’s Veteran’s Education Benefits
    The Connecticut Department of Higher Education, State Approving Agency (SAA), contracts with the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to approve programs for GI Bill educational benefits under Titles 38 and 10 of the United States Code. In addition, the SAA provides oversight of approved programs at education institutions and training facilities in Connecticut
  • Connecticut Department of Veteran’s Affairs
    Connecticut has provided care for Veterans and their dependents for over 140 years.  We have a domicile with approximately 483 beds available that provides residents with a continuum of rehabilitation care. Veterans receive substance abuse treatment, educational and vocational rehabilitation, job skills development, self-enhancement workshops, employment assistance and transitional living opportunities.
  • Continuing Education Resources for Veterans
    This article details and clarifies numerous aspects of the post-9/11 GI Bill and how it pertains to veterans entering a continued education. It provides information on what the post-9/11 GI Bill can and cannot fund, elaborates on some of the current difficulties of using the post-9/11 GI Bill for education funding, and provides suggestions and links for further resources for veterans.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Website.
    Welcome to the GI Bill Website.  Search for approved programs of education on the US Department of Veteran Affairs website. You can search for approved programs at colleges, non-college degree granting institutions, licensing & certification granting providers, and national testing providers.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Online Application Website (VONAPP)
    The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Applications) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website, that enables veterans to apply for benefits using the Internet. U.S. military veterans and some service members within six months of separation or retirement can apply for compensation, pension, and vocational rehabilitation benefits.  U.S. military veterans, service members with two years of service, and members of the Selected Reserve can apply for education benefits.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center
    Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program’s Website
    This website is dedicated to providing information about veteran benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service to veterans, employers, and the general public.
  • Disabled American Veterans
    The organization accomplishes this goal by providing free assistance to veterans in obtaining benefits and services earned through their military service. It is fully funded through its membership dues and public contributions. It is not a government agency and receives no government funds
  • Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Booklet 2007
    Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are legislated in Title 38 of the United States Code. This booklet contains a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2007.
  • Key to Career Success: Career One Stop
    The Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers.
  • Hiring Our Heroes
    Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 650 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Through June 30th, 2013 – 21,600 veterans and military spouses had obtained jobs.
  • Military Homefront
    MilitaryHOMEFRONT web portal is the central, trusted, and up-to-date source for Service members and their families to obtain information about all Department of Defense Quality of Life programs and services.
  • Military One Source
    Whether its help with child care, personal finances, emotional support during deployments, relocation information, or resources needed for special circumstances, Military OneSource is there for military personnel and their families… 24/7/365
  • Military Scholarship Information
    Don’t let “scholarship mythology” stop you from applying for education money.  Learn the truth about using scholarships to help cover your education costs.
  • National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders.
  • National Resource Directory
    The National Resource Directory is an online partnership of “shared care” providing information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
    The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members-veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
  • Returning Veterans Resource Project
    Returning Veterans Resource Project NW is a nonprofit organization comprised of politically unaffiliated and independent health care practicioners who offer free and confidential* services to veterans and their families of past and current Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. Our volunteers include mental health professionals, acupuncturists and other allied health care providers. We believe it is our collective responsibility to offer education, support, and healing for the short and long-term repercussions of military combat on veterans and their families.
  • So You Want To Go Back To School
    The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides information for veterans planning to attend a postsecondary institution, including your rights as a student with a disability, information you may need to provide, what you can expect, and more.
  • U.S. Service Member’s Guide to Academic Programs and Aid
    If you are military veteran with a service-related disability you may qualify for over $2,471 in monthly benefits. These benefits are paid to veterans who have injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. These benefits are tax-free.
  • Veterans and Asbestos
    This site offers free services for veterans and their families dealing with the cost and treatment for mesothelioma cancer.
  • Veteran Disability Compensation
    The first place to look for veteran jobs. In partnership with Monster.com, veterans, active duty, guard and reserve can search for thousands of jobs for veterans from employers who value military experience. Plus a special section for security clearance jobs.
  • Veteran Job Search
    This guide is comprehensive, but easy to use, covering everything from earning college credit through military service, to the various ways veterans and active military can pay for school.  Service members from every branch of the military will find the information they’re looking for in one place.
  • USAA Bank
    USAA provides personal banking services to USAA members.