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Link to DOD National Resource Directory
Link to Military HOMEFRONT website
Veterans Services

Veteran's Crisis Line
Ensures veterans in crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Call the Crisis Line number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press "1" to be routed to the Veteran's Crisis Line

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Extensive website includes Benefits booklet, and much more for veterans, their families and survivors. VA Benefits Timetable

State Veterans Affairs Offices
The VA website maintains a link to Veterans Affairs Offices for each state and territory

Spokane Vet Center
13109 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley, WA; 509-444-8387

Spokane County Veterans' Services
1102 W. College Ave, Spokane WA; 509-477-3690

Spokane County Veteran Services.  Local information for veterans, provided by local agencies

Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
Veterans who received disability ratings of 20 percent or lower from their military medical boards are eligible for a review of their medical disability ratings. The PDBR was implemented to ensure the accuracy and fairness of combined disability ratings of 20% or less assigned to service members who were discharged between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009. At the 30 percent threshold, veterans qualify for medical retirement, which carries lifetime retired pay, medical care and other benefits. The PDBR process is slow - applications take an average of 430 days to process - but it has resulted in ratings upgrades for nearly 50 percent of those who have applied

Coaching Into Care
Works with family members or friends who become aware of their veteran's post-deployment difficulties-and supports their efforts to find help for the veteran

Veterans Service Organizations (VSO)
Serve a range of needs for veterans. Many may be able to assist with filing a VA Claim for Disability. They may also advocate for veterans' rights and benefits, offer emergency financial assistance, insurance or scholarships, and a social setting for their members. Membership is generally not a requirement for assistance with filing a VA Claim for Disability

Air Force Sergeants Association
   American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor  
American Ex-Prisoners of War
   American GI Forum of the United States
American Gold Star Mothers    American Legion
American Red Cross
   American War Mothers
   Armed Forces Services Corporation
Army and Navy Union, USA    Blinded Veterans Association
Blue Star Mothers of America    Catholic War Veterans, USA
Congressional Medal of Honor Society  
   Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Fleet Reserve Association
   Gold Star Wives of America
Italian American War Veterans of the USA
   Jewish War Veterans of the USA
Legion of Valor of the USA, Inc.
   Marine Corps League
Military Chaplains Association    Military Order of the Purple Heart
Military Order of the World Wars
   National Amputation Foundation, Inc.
National Association for Black Veterans   National Association of County Veterans Service Officers
National Veterans Legal Services Program
   Navy Club of the United States of America
Navy Mutual Aid Association
   Non-Commissioned Officers Association
Paralyzed Veterans of America
   Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc.
Polish Legion of American Veterans, USA
   Swords to Plowshares: Veterans Rights Organization
The Retired Enlisted Association
   United Spinal Association
US Submarine Veterans of World War II
   Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
   Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc./Vets. Coalition
Vietnam Veterans of America
   Women`s Army Corps Veterans Association
Wounded Warrior Project

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