United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Social Work

Social Work Links

Resources within VA

Health Administration Center - CHAMPVA 

Homeless

National Cemetery Administration

National Center for PTSD  (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Veterans Benefit Administration, Compensation and Pension Service home page Includes on line benefits application, over secure server. 

Veterans Service Organizations list

VA Rural Health Office

Social Work Resources outside of VA* 

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE)

American Clinical Social Work Association (ACSWA)

Association Social Work Boards

Association of VA Social Workers

Council on Social Work Education

Gero-Education Center-Council on Social Education

NASW

NASW Article, Social Workers Help Military Families, by Tori DeAngelis

The New Social Worker Online

Veteran's Resources (non-VA)* 

Armed Forces Retirement Homes

DAV Chapters

Electronic Transfer Account An ETA is a low-cost account at a Bank, Credit Union, or Savings and Loan to which a Federal benefit, wage, salary or retirement payment is deposited electronically. 

Fallen Heroes Fund The Fisher House & Intrepid Museum Foundation sponsors a Fallen Heroes Fund.  The fund provides unrestricted gifts of $10,000 to the families of military personnel killed in action in support of OIF or OEF. 

Fallen Patriots Fund provides financial resources to families of military personnel killed or seriously injured during OIF/OEF

State Veterans Homes Foundation

Other Federal Agencies* 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly HCFA)

 

Federal Commons - an Internet grants management portal serving the grantee organization community.

 

Health Net Federal Services Insurance plan for Military Active Duty and Retirees.  Formerly known as CHAMPUS or Tricare

 

 

Medicare -- The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare Information

 

 

National Archives and Records Administration

   Military Personnel Records

 

Serious and Violent Offender re-entry program, Department of Justice

 

Social Security Online 

Information on medical conditions and presumptive disability for SSDI: Appendix 1 to Section 404

Social Security Online Handbook

Social Security Online Immigration This web page is designed to assist immigrants in locating information about Social Security. One of the more interesting features on the site is the "Multi-Language Gateway." The 'Gateway' provides information in 14 different languages.

Social Security Local Service Locator searchable by zip code.

Social Security Red Book 2011 Red Book on Employment Support:  A Summary Guide to Employment Support available to People with Disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Programs

Social Security Blue Book, gives SSA's disability criteria by diagnosis.

eNews Social Security's electronic newsletter

 

Medicaid Information

         Directory of State toll-free Medicaid hotlines 

 

 

Where to write for vital records National Center for Health Statistics recource for locating where to write for copies of birth, death, marriage certificates.

 

 

Other non-VA Resources*

 

Addiction


 

The ACA (ACoA) Page Adult Children of Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous

Habitsmart A good page to look for resources on addictions

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

 

 

 

American Red Cross

 

American Diabetes Association

Cancer:

American Cancer Society

OncoLink (The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Resource): An excellent resource with links to many other web sites. There is information for medical professionals, for cancer patients, and support groups for patients.

 

National Cancer Institute

 

US TOO! Prostate Cancer organization

 

Caregiving, Aging

 

AARP

 

Administration on Aging, US Dept of Health and Human Services

 

 

Age Page, by the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Aging

 

Benefits Check Up by National Council on Aging for persons over 55 who want to maximize all the benefits for which they are eligible. Information about State resources, VA, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, Meals on Wheels, food stamps, etc can be accessed in one central site. One has to enter zip code, and address but NOT name or Socieal Security number, so it's less invasive of privacy.

 

National Alliance For Caregiving offers the publications for care givers as well as other services.

 

 

Transportation


 

Angel Flight provides flights transporting patients and their families in private planes, free of charge, to hospitals for medical treatment. 

 

Corporate Angel Network  from their website:  Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business.

 

Mercy Medical Airlift  is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in situations of compelling human need through the provision of charitable air transportation. MMA is totally supported through charitable giving and the services of volunteer pilots and office assistants.  MMA's mission is to facilitate a charitable means of long distance medical air transport for all medically indigent, low-income and financially vulnerable patients in our society thereby ensuring equal access to distant specialized medical treatment or to appropriate facilities and settings for continuing care.

 

*Disclaimer: Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.