The federal government offers assistance through The Forever GI Bill, also known as the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This revised version of the GI Bill aims to develop and strengthen education benefits for veterans, current servicemembers, families, and survivors.
In, 2019, more than 37,000 veterans experienced homelessness. The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance is committed to providing veterans with different resources to combat this issue.
The decision to leave the military, whether at the end of an enlistment or completion of a career, is often accompanied by feelings of uncertainty and doubt. However, there are a wealth of resources available to make that transition a little bit easier.
Substance Use Disorder is a significant issue across West Virginia and sadly, this extends to the veteran community. Those who are at greater risk of developing a substance abuse problem have typically experienced multiple deployments, exposure to combat, and certain injuries that require specific medical treatment.