The 2014 edition of the Wounded, Ill, and Injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook was recently uploaded to the Warrior Care Blog. If you are a Service member in any of those categories, or part of their support network, you should find this Handbook to be a useful reference. We encourage you to download a copy using this link: http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/benefits/compensation-and-benefits/
This Handbook was designed to answer your questions in the order they may typically arise. It is intended as a quick reference for you and your loved ones during recovery and reintegration. This version will link you to many of the resource sites you may need; it will answer most of your immediate questions and lead you to the right places to answer the rest.
Many of the answers to your questions will depend on your specific, personal circumstances. Take advantage of the assistance of your Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC), Non-Medical Care Manager (NMCM) or Federal Recovery Coordinator (FRC), if assigned, to find the answers to your questions or help you contact the appropriate experts.
This 2014 update to the Compensation and Benefits Handbook replaces the 2011 version and was compiled with input from the military Services, DoD Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity, the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration. It also provides references to assistance provided by other governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations. The Handbook has been thoroughly reviewed and updated, including compliance with Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act.
The Mobile Application for Smartphone users is also being updated with this newest version of the handbook and our intent is to make “real-time” updates to the electronic version as often as required, with a thorough review conducted every year going forward.
We estimate that the Handbook is downloaded and viewed by over 10,000 users every month and we encourage your active feedback to assist us in maintaining the best, most accurate information possible. If a link or phone number appears to be inaccurate, please let us know and we’ll make the correction as quickly as possible. Also, if you have suggestions for other improvements we welcome your input!