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Ask the Question Campaign

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Key Message

Many state Veterans Affairs organizations/military staff provide training to expose agency service providers to military culture and applicable veteran services in order to improve their understanding of the veteran/family member and how to meet their needs by engaging the right agency.

Summary

This campaign encourages states to engage all helping agencies (including health care, social services, education and others) to: Ask the question, “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” and have the question on all intake forms. The initiative also offers information and assistance to providers regarding what to do when the answer is “Yes.”

Statistic

Connecting service members/families with federal services reduces the burden on state and local resources and brings federal resources into the state in the form of benefits and funding.