Veterans

April 5, 2012

Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors


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FORT SILL, Okla. (March 29, 2012) — A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide.

Based on “The Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook” that was released November by the Department of Defense, the free app gives wounded and ill service members and their families access to vital information on the go.

The app was designed and developed for the DOD through the Combined Arms Support Command Technology Integration Branch’s SCoE mobile team.

The electronic version of the compensation and benefits handbook includes information that seriously ill and injured Soldiers and their families may need during recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration, and answers many of the questions that service members may have, including:

  • Recovery coordination
  • Medical care
  • DoD Pay and Allowances during recovery
  • The Disability Evaluation System (DES)
  • DoD Disability Compensation
  • The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Reintegration into Civilian Life
  • Veterans Affairs Benefits

The app also lists toll free numbers for TRICARE regional contractors, behavioral healthcare providers and other TRICARE programs (dental, pharmacy, etc.).

The handbook and app were compiled in cooperation with the DOD, departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Social Security Administration. The app can be downloaded for free on the Android Market and iTunes Store.




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