Military Programs Through USAT

 

Veteran Monthly Assistance Allowance

In partnership with the United States Olympic Committee and other Olympic and Paralympic entities within the United States, VA supports eligible service and non-service-connected military Veterans in their efforts to represent the USA at the Paralympic Games, Olympic Games and other international sport competitions.  The VA Office of National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events provides a monthly assistance allowance for disabled Veterans training in Paralympic sports, as well as certain disabled Veterans selected for or competing with the national Olympic Team.

Through the program, VA will pay a monthly allowance to a Veteran with either a service-connected or non-service-connected disability if the Veteran meets the minimum military standards or higher (e.g., Emerging Athlete or National Team) in his or her respective Paralympic sport at a recognized competition.

To see the standards for being eligible for the VMAA, please click this link

If you are interested in the program, and have met the standards above, please send along the following forms to gavin.shulock@usatriathlon.org.

 

WCAP

The Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) Paralympic Program is available for Soldiers with physical disabilities who demonstrate the commitment and skill to pursue elite level competitions.  The program provides the support and training to compete and succeed in national and international competitions and the Paralympic Games, while maintaining a professional military career.  The Program strives to enhance the rehabilitation, readiness, and quality of life for injured Soldiers through Paralympic sports.

For more information, click here.

 

Resources

There are many existing organizations out there to help military veterans or active-duty military athletes in their quest to fuel the multisport lifestyle. Whether you are looking for training support, access to equipment, grants for travel to events, or just a mentor; the organizations below are a great place to start.