United Spinal’s 24/7 Resources and Counseling Services to Support Veterans

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United Spinal’s 24/7 Resources and Counseling Services to Support Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

In recognition of Veterans Day, United Spinal Association would like to take a moment to thank the men and women who have bravely defended our freedom.

In recognition of Veterans Day, United Spinal Association would like to thank the men and women who have bravely defended our freedom.

Our wounded warriors of all eras face numerous challenges in transitioning into civilian life and receiving critical VA benefits so they can regain their quality of life.

We firmly believe that all veterans deserve access to opportunities that allow them to live meaningful, productive lives.

United Spinal Association’s VetsFirst program has fought tirelessly to protect the rights of our nation’s veterans. Our goal for over 70 years has been to ensure America’s disabled veterans, their spouses, dependent family members and survivors receive healthcare, compensation, rehabilitation, and other benefits they have earned.

If you have a family member or loved one who has served our country and needs assistance, please let them know we’re here to help. Please take a moment to share our free online support service Ask VetsFirst for veterans and their family members.

This service provides helpful information on a wide range of veterans issues and topics. You can also submit a request and have one of our counselors answer your questions.


Click Here To Ask VetsFirst

This past year, VetsFirst closed 1,235 cases, providing individual support and counseling services on disability compensation and state benefits, healthcare, separating from the military, education, and employment.


“Extremely pleased with the service provided and quality of your representatives!”­­ – Hugh McCourt

“I find Vetsfirst to be more informative and more timely in answering my questions than va.gov, which is why I normally consult you first.” – Sevone Rhynes

“Saved me hours of time sitting on hold trying to get an answer which really happens.” – John Minucci

“Would suggest this site to all veterans with question and requiring information on benefits. Thanks for all you have done for my family and me.” – Danny Beissel

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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Ask Us

United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.