Students will assess and compare the differences between military and veteran disability evaluations, research and articulate problems and benefits of these systems, and formulate proposed systematic changes.
Military and veteran disability evaluation systems are complex systems which are not intuitive. Without knowledge of these systems and students will not be able to relate or assist in many of the most vital areas of concern faced by military vets.
Many millitary members and veterans have wounds, visible and invisible. Disability evaluations are the basis for determining disability payments and future medical benefits. Many of them need assistance.
Ministry throughout the diaspora is a major theme in the book of Acts. Included in this movement is resolving issues across cultural norms. Missional activity to the military culture, whether active, veteran, or retired, especially with disability evaluations, is a very simlilar activity.
Many military members and veterans are frustrated with issues they have due to military service and do not seem to find resolution. In many cases, they have great need for outreach and community.
This is a unique ministry context and many veterans not easy to reach. This course helps provide an understanding to help reach them
People of many cultures are veterans.
Without understanding the materials in the course, helping veterans with disability issues would be extremely difficult.
Students will interview military members who have been involved with the disability systems.