Veterans' Rights to Job Reinstatement, Leave, Accommodations, Retraining, and Other Benefits
There are many legal protections for veterans with medical issues who are struggling to return to civilian life and work.
Federal Job Preferences for Veterans
Some veterans and their family members will be given special consideration for federal jobs.
Leave for Family Members of Injured Veterans
Family members of military service members may take FMLA leave after an injury or call to active duty.
Time Off Work as a Reasonable Accommodation
Learn when an employee may be entitled to leave as an accommodation for a disability.
Can You Be Fired From a Job While on Leave With Disability?
Being granted short- or long-term disability insurance benefits while you are off work does not prevent your employer from taking your job away.
Changing Your Military Discharge or Character of Service
If you feel you were given an inappropriate discharge, you can get your discharge changed or get a character of service determination.
Small Business Loans and Programs for Veterans
Most veterans are eligible to get help starting small businesses.
Steps to Protect Your Rights to Good Paper and Benefits Before You Leave the Military
Protect your rights to disability compensation, medical care, and an accurate discharge by taking these important steps before you leave the military.
Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX)
The UCX governs unemployment benefits for veterans.
Taking Leave to Serve in the Military
The federal USERRA and state laws provide employment protection to workers who take time off to serve in the military.
State Laws on the Right to Take Military Leave
Learn about state laws that protect an employee's right to take leave for military service.
Military Family Leave for Spouses and Parents of Those Called to Active Duty
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions
This Nolo book covers veterans rights and benefits.
Your Rights in the Workplace
This Nolo book covers FMLA leave, wrongful termination, disability discrimination, and rights to unemployment benefits.
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