Resources – Veterans

The following University and community-based services and organizations, Federal and State laws, as well as disability-related and general higher education information is for informational purposes only. While we do our best to screen resources and websites to ensure reputable, accurate and relevant information, 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.
  • Addiction Treatment Services
    Addiction Treatment Services is an organization dedicated to providing comprehensible and reliable information regarding various aspects of substance abuse and addiction. Their content includes Resources for teens, high school, college, LGBTQIA, Nurses, Veterans, and Resources by State.
  • Alcohol Rehab Help
    Free resources and information to help struggling individuals & families get their lives back on track, including relapse prevention skills.
  • College Guide for Veterans & Active Service Members
    The team at recently developed a comprehensive college guide for veterans and active service members. Their goal is to inform current and former members of the military about critical information regarding their college education to help set them up for success.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center
    The MAAC offers information to veterans who would like to learn more about asbestos exposure in the military. Navy veterans are most at risk due to the wide use of asbestos on older military ships.
  • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
    Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance’s mission is to educate patients, their loved ones and the general public about this rare cancer and toxin that causes it, asbestos. They strive to help those impacted by mesothelioma get the medical information, resources and legal connections they need at every step of their cancer journey.
  • Mesothelioma Veterans Center
    Mesothelioma Veterans Center offers free support to veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma.
  • Mesothelioma Veteran Services
    This website provides resources for veterans with asbestos related illnesses. They also have an article about finding a veteran friendly mesothelioma law firm.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Are you a veteran struggling with a substance misuse or co-occurring disorder (PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc.)? Are you a friend or other loved one of a veteran, and you want to learn more about substance use and PTSD among veterans or the ways you can help them? If so, you’ll find the answers to your questions on this page, including information on rehab centers and VA options.

  • USAA Bank
    USAA provides personal banking services to USAA members.
  • VA Home Loans – Benefits, Eligibility, and Requirements
    Home Loans for All has created this comprehensive guide about VA home loans, which are designed to help service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses purchase a home.
  • VA Loan Lenders – Consumer Affairs
    This guide was created to give active and veteran military key benefits when it comes to buying a home. The guide reviews several VA loan lenders and answers frequently asked questions. The resource has been helpful for US Military members who are looking to purchase a home.
  • Veterans and Asbestos
    This site offers free services for veterans and their families dealing with the cost and treatment for mesothelioma cancer.
  • Veteran Job Search
    This site offers a free service to help veterans find a job using the skills they gained in military service to transition to civilian life
  • Veteran Workforce Transition Guide
    This guide goes over some of the most useful military skills that may also apply in the business world, what educational programs are available to further develop these skills, and various organizations that can help you connect with jobs for which you’re a better fit.
  • ZipRecruiter
    ZipRecruiter works directly with local businesses and companies across the country to connect them with qualified job seekers. Based on the fact that many companies look to hire Veterans or categorize their open positions as “Veteran Friendly,” we set out to make an easy-to-use resource for Veteran job seekers.