"Today, a new generation of veterans carries this torch. Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom have forged the most combat-hardened force in our nation's history. Yet, no war is without its casualties. Whether seen, or unseen, the wounds of war last a lifetime, and so should our care."
--Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
When you become wounded, injured, or ill as a member of the armed forces, professionals stand ready to help you receive all of the benefits for which you are eligible. This Disability Evaluation System (DES)
is a public law in place to ensure that ensures you are treated fairly.
Military veterans may qualify for over $3,100 in monthly Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) compensation benefits. Under the "Combat Veteran" authority, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides cost-free health care services for five years.
ODVA strongly encourages you to seek the advice and counsel of an accredited Veteran Service Officer
to represent your interests before filing a claim or enrolling in the health care program.
serves as a portal to Wounded Warrior resources. Whether you are currently active-duty military, veteran, a family member or a concerned neighbor, the links on this site will provide answers to your questions or ideas for where to turn next.