“Homeless”, “homeless individual” and “homeless person” refers to:
1. A person who does not have a normal and permanent area of residence.
2. A person who has a regular areas of residence which is a managed public or private shelter, which only provides temporary living accommodations (which includes welfare hotels, transitional housing for the mentally challenged and congregate shelters): also an institution that will provide you with temporary residential services for people who need to be institutionalized: or a private or public resident not meant for or normal residential use or permanent accommodation for anyone.
VA has numerous programs that aim to directly help homeless ex-soldiers. Some of these programs include the basics, with entails provision of food and shelter plus permanent solutions, which offer rehab training and health services.
The coordinators at VA concerned with homeless members, offer outreach programs which assist in expediting the homeless ex-soldiers claims. The Homeless Eligibility Clarification Act gives chances to eligible veterans who do not have a fixed address to get VA benefits checks from the VA regional offices. There are also procedures at VA which fasten the process of homeless veterans’ benefits claims. The previous year, over 35,000 were assisted and 4,000 had their claims expedited by the Veterans Benefits Administration.
VA’s HCHV (Health Care for Homeless Veterans Programs can be found on 133 sites, where you will find numerous health activities and programs that aim to help the homeless ex-soldiers.