The Department of Defense (DoD) Compensation and Benefits Handbook for Wounded, Ill and Injured Members of the Armed Forces is now available for Smartphone users as a mobile app. The app is available for free download on the Android Market, iTunes Store and Appolicious.
“Mobile apps allow recovering Service members and their families access to valuable information right at their fingertips,” said Mr. John R. Campbell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy (WWCTP). “The Compensation and Benefits Handbook app is a comprehensive resource guide describing compensation and other benefits they would be entitled to upon separation or retirement as a result of serious injury or illness.”
The electronically-published DoD Compensation and Benefits Handbook includes information that seriously ill and injured Service members and their families may need during recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. The Handbook was designed to answer questions in the order in which they are most likely to arise, including chapters on:
- Recovery resources
- Medical care
- DoD pay and allowances
- Disability Evaluation System
- Compensation and benefits
- Reintegration into civilian life
The Handbook was compiled in cooperation with the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Social Security Administration, along with the military services. It also provides references to assistance provided by other governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations.
Many of the answers to specific questions will depend on the Service member’s personal circumstances. Service members should take advantage of the assistance of their Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC), Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Advocate, Navy Safe Harbor Non-Medical Care Manager (NMCM), Wounded Warrior Regiment RCC or Federal Recovery Coordinator (FRC) to help find the answers to questions or contact the appropriate experts.
We hope you will download and share the Handbook with other Service members and families to help ensure this resource reaches those who need it. Please also rate the app and let us know what you think!