Veteran Support

Welcome Veterans! 

Veteran saluting the U.S. Flag

Veteran saluting the U.S. Flag.

The University of New Hampshire and the DSS office would like to extend a sincere thank you for your service. DSS is eager to help make your transition or return to UNH as smooth as possible.

Our work with all students with documented disabilities is based on legal mandates. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990 (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) govern the services UNH provides for students with disabilities.

DSS provides individualized support services for veteran students with conditions that require accommodations. In order to receive services from DSS you must provide documentation of your condition from an appropriate, qualified professional. The DSS staff can assist you in learning about the specific documentation needed as it pertains to your condition. DSS will accept paperwork that discloses the diagnosis, such as any DD Form, diagnostic exam, or evaluation.

DSS understands the difficulties in getting paperwork from the Veteran's Administration. If you have trouble obtaining any documentation, please contact the office so we can assist you in this process.

Veterans in need of a diagnostic evaluation can self-identify with a counselor at an area veterans' center. These facilities are separate from the VA system, offer free evaluations, and by law their counselors cannot share information with the VA. To find locations please visit,

The Manchester VA Medical Center has many different programs to assist our nation's Veterans with employment opportunities.  Below are some of the programs available.

National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) 

Pathways Recent Graduate Program

VA's Work Study Program

Additional Resources:

Free Mobile App-PTSD Coach 

Resources for Veterans with Disabilities