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Veterans Support and Assistance

Hadit.com – Veteran to Veteran LLC: A veteran based site to guide veterans through the VA process by combining the knowledge, skills, and abilities of veterans to provide other veterans the information and support in dealing with the VA system including claims, compensation benefits, attorneys to use for claims (if needed), and other resources.Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: Department of Defense organization that promotes cooperation and understanding between you and your employer.

Connecticut State Democrats – Working for Our Military and Veterans: Online Resource Guide for active-duty military personnel, veterans, and military families from the CT Senate Democrats. The guide offers information about state programs and independent service providers that benefits veterans, with phone numbers and links to support and crisis intervention services education and employment assistance services, veterans service organizations and military financial assistance programs. It also includes information about legislation enacted by the General Assembly that benefits veterans.

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: Group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans. They sponson the Community of Veterans, a social networking service.

CareerOnestop – Key to Career Success: This web site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor through the CareerOneStop project as part of the department’s assistance to service members, military families, employers and the workforce staff serving them. Much of the content in Key to Career Success is based on U.S. Department of Labor sponsored resources and has been customized to meet the needs of recently separated military personnel.

America’s Heroes at Work: A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that focuses on the employment challenges of returning service members living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The project equips employers and the workforce development system with the tools they need to help returning service members affected by TBI and/or PTSD succeed in the workplace, particularly service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. America’s Heroes at Work is managed jointly by DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) in collaboration with other federal agencies engaged in TBI and PTSD programs, including the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services and Education, the Small Business Administration, the Social Security Administration, and others.