The Disabled Veterans Relief Fund is a non-profit organization that is on a mission to provide necessary equipment and services to injured and disabled veterans. Resources are provided to veterans for their rehabilitation and home accessibility needs.
Disabled veterans require adaptive equipment and services in order to attain physical fitness and independence.
WHAT WE DO
Members of the armed services, disabled in active duty, are not always able to return home and rejoin the workforce. Since 2004, the Department of Veterans Affairs has received over 400,000 new claims from veterans who are disabled: wounded, injured, or critically ill. New claims have combined with existing claims to create a backlog of over 1 million claims that remain to be processed. Veterans have an average wait time of 6 months to 1 year for their claim to be processed. If the claim is disputed, which is becoming the norm, a disabled veteran can wait up to 4 years to receive the benefits rightly due. Disabled veterans can sit for months or years waiting on benefits, services, and equipment. These delays seriously inhibit these disabled veterans' ability to regain their physical health, attaining the productive quality of life they want and deserve.
Rehabilitative Services and Equipment:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has limited catalog of therapeutic and rehabilitative modalities; there is a narrow scope of rehabilitation services available to the veterans. Disabled veterans have to make do with available equipment and physical therapy. Veterans are sometimes prescribed alternative therapies either not provided by the VA, or not available within a particular VA region or state. Veterans who are turned down by the VA are responsible for the costs associated with the needed equipment or therapy; there are many veterans who end up going without their prescribed therapies and therapeutic equipment.
Home Accessibility Services and Equipment:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides basic accessibility equipment to veterans with disabilities. Veterans with service-connected disabilities are expected to provide equipment beyond what is provided by the VA. There are many disabled veterans currently seeking assistance in obtaining necessary accessibility products, services, and devices.