3.3 Helping Veterans Access Benefits


Conference Presentation | July 23, 2012

Files: Homeless Veterans Outreach Program Benefits Assistance Service by Allison Calabro (PDF | 773 KB | 11 slides)

Veteran benefits are often overlooked as a key piece for maintaining housing and self-sufficiency. The Veterans Benefit Administration is an important partner in helping veterans file for and obtain a wide variety of benefits, including: medical care, homeless assistance, service-connected disability payments, and veterans’ pensions. By combining these veteran-specific income sources and benefits with mainstream resources targeted to low-income families and individuals,veterans can be lifted out of homelessness or avoid it entirely.

The powerpoint presentations for this workshop are available for download above.


  • Allison Calabro, HomelessVeterans Outreach Program, Veterans Benefits Administration, Washington, DC
  • Elysium Drumm, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
  • Geoffrey Millard, Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place, Washington, DC (Moderator)
  • Jeff Yungman, Crisis Ministries, Charleston, SC