WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAMS
The military's wounded warrior programs provide help and support for severely wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. Each service branch operates a wounded warrior program to help with non-medical issues related to the transition back to duty or to civilian life.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SERVICES THROUGH THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAMS?
The wounded warrior programs work with the service member and his or her medical team to develop a comprehensive recovery plan that addresses specific recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration goals. Eligibility for wounded warrior programs isn't limited to those with combat injuries; the following are also eligible:• Service members battling serious illnesses• Service members injured in accidents and requiring long-term care• Support doesn't stop just because the service member is no longer under military care. Wounded Warrior programs provide lifetime support, even after the service member is discharged from a military treatment facility.
WHAT TYPES OF SUPPORT DO WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAMS PROVIDE?
Typical non-medical support may include, but isn't limited to, the following:• Pay and personnel issues • Invitational travel orders• Lodging and housing adaptations• Child and youth care arrangements• Transportation needs• Legal and guardianship issues• Education and training benefits• Respite care• Traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress support services
HOW DO I ENROLL IN THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM?
Army: Contact the Army Wounded Warrior call center at 877-393-9058 (overseas DSN: 312-221-9113) or email AW2@conus.army.mil
Marine Corps: The parent command, EXTRA Discover what Department of Veterans Affairs benefits you may qualify for if you're a disabled veteran or service member. Learn more about how you are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Get help in making your home accessible with these resources. medical officer, medical case manager or Wounded Warrior Regiment Detachment Officer-in-Charge must initiate the request on behalf of the service member. For more information on the referral process, contact the Wounded Warrior Regiment call center at 877-487-6299.
Navy: Sailors and Coast Guardsmen may self-refer to the program or be referred by a family member, their command leadership, or their medical team. For questions on enrollment eligibility, contact Navy Safe Harbor at 877-746-8563 or email email@example.com
Air Force: Contact the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program Office at 800-581-9437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you or a family member is a wounded warrior who needs help understanding your benefits, contact Military OneSource for a free specialty consultation at 800-342-9647.
WOUNDED WARRIOR HEALTHCARE & BENEFITS
M ilitary OneSource provides wounded warrior specialty consultation services to help eligible wounded, ill or injured service members, veterans and their families get immediate help for issues related to health care, facilities and benefits. The service isn't limited to just those with combat injuries or a military disability — service members and veterans injured in accidents or battling serious illnesses are also eligible.
Consultants are available to help with:• Questions about health care and benefits• Getting additional support• Reporting problems with military facilities• Support for non-medical issues, like transportation needs, legal issues, respite care and much more
legal issues, respite care and much more Each service branch operates a wounded warrior program to help service members and their families with non-medical issues associated with transitioning back to duty or civilian life. Military OneSource specialty consultants work with these programs and the Department of Veterans Affairs to quickly connect callers to the resources they need. Your eligibility to use the service doesn't end when you leave a military treatment facility.
TIMELINE FOR RECEIVING HELPWithin an hour of your call, consultants will refer you to the right resources at VA or your specific service's wounded warrior program. Within 96 hours of calling, you will have a plan that will address your issue and a specific person who will guide you through the process, no matter how complex.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERSWounded warriors' caregivers can also get support from Military OneSource, including Personalized Experiences, Engagement and Resources, or PEER, forums, webinars, caregiver-related events and specialized resources.
• In-Person Military Caregiver PEER forums: Caregivers can support each other and share knowledge, experience and resources at these monthly forums held on military installations nationwide. Learn more at warriorcare.dodlive.mil/peer-2-peer-forums
• Virtual PEER forums: These monthly virtual forums are available for caregivers in remote locations or who can't attend in person. Visit health.mil/Military- Health-Topics/Conditions-and-Treatments/Warrior-Care/ Military-Caregiver-Resources
• Online caregiver webinars: These include military caregiving and wounded warrior webinars. Learn more about being a caregiver through Military OneSource for caregiving and the download.militaryonesource.mil 12038/MyDoD/MFLN Description2013.pdf
Call 800-342-9647 to reach a Military OneSource consultant. And check out Military OneSource's Wounded Warrior page (militaryonesource.mil/health-andwellness/wounded- warrior) for articles on independent living, caregiver support issues, and living with a disability, and links to VA and TRICARE.