MFA6520EN - Issues in Military and Veteran Disability Evaluations

Course description

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.

How this course benefits students

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.

Why this course is important

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.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Military Family Advocacy
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Glori Sommerer, LPC, Professor of Military & Veteran Health

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

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.

Missionally driven

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.

Contextually informed

This is a unique ministry context and many veterans not easy to reach. This course helps provide an understanding to help reach them

Interculturally focused

People of many cultures are veterans.

Practically minded

Without understanding the materials in the course, helping veterans with disability issues would be extremely difficult.

Experientially transformed

Students will interview military members who have been involved with the disability systems.