May 23, 2022
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on the disability-related rights of student veterans with disabilities in higher education.
The FAQ highlights that the legal standards used to determine disability status under Section 504 are not the same as the standards used by the military and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
The FAQ also describes when veterans with disabilities are entitled to academic adjustments and how they may request them.
VIEW: Supporting College Success: FAQs on the Disability-Related Rights of Student Veterans with Disabilities [PDF, 4 pages]
News source: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/newsroom.html