October 27, 2021

U.S. Veterans

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Incarcerated Veterans – You Are Not Forgotten

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Veterans Tip of the Week – Incarcerated Veterans You Are Not Forgotten

I just spent a few hours with a group of incarcerated veterans at the Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV), at the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, in Billerica, MA. It was a hope filled and positive experience. We spoke together about positioning oneself for a successful transition, and the veteran’s support framework available once they get out. The fact remains that these veterans will have to re-integrate into our communities. In addition to the VA and state run Veteran Service Officer program, we spoke about the informal networks available, the local chapter or post for national level Veteran Service Organizations (VFW, DAV,AmVets, etc.), non-profit agencies like the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, local community Veteran Coffee Socials and if needed, the Veterans Crisis hotline. https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

Another great resource is the MA state run Statewide Advocacy for Veterans Empowerment (SAVE) program (https://www.mass.gov/…/statewide-advocacy-for-veterans-empo…). From the Mass Health Advisor site, “SAVE Outreach Coordinators focus on community advocacy, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, and referrals as well as respond to the needs of Veterans and their families.” They also help veterans with criminal justice diversion into treatment, where appropriate (https://massvetsadvisor.org/…/SAVE_Program_Statewide_Advoca…)

VA Veterans Benefits site: https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/

MA VSO Locator Site: https://www.mass.gov/servic…/local-veterans-service-officers

If you have an incarcerated veteran in your life, here is an overview of how incarceration might affect their VA benefits, and a few specific programs available to them.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/PERSONA/veteran-incarcerated.asp

As always, please feel free to PM me if you have questions regarding you VA Benefits. If I don’t know the answer, we will find it together. #gogetrated

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