More women are serving in the military today than ever before, and the rates at which they serve are expected to increase. Women face unique challenges during and after their military service. Unfortunately, sexual harassment and sexual assault of women at the hands of their fellow soldiers occurs at much higher rates than in the general population. The Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) benefits system is male-focused and ill-equipped to care for women veterans.
Many women who have served in the military do not self-identify as “veterans” and are unaware that they are entitled to a whole range of benefits from the VA. CWLC is creating resources to educate women veterans about their benefits and how to access them. Additionally, CWLC is creating a policy brief focusing on the issue of military sexual assault and proposing policy changes to address the problem.
For more information, visit the United States Department of Defense’s Sexual Response and Prevention website.
CWLC Fact-Sheets for Women Vets
- Disability benefits
- Disability pension benefits
- Education benefits
- Health Care benefits
- Home Loan Programs
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