The transition from active duty to civilian life can be difficult and complex. A premature decision to pursue long-term disability compensation can lead many veterans into a cycle of invalidism at the expense of their recovery and a return to a productive private life.

Join AEI for remarks from House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Mike Coffman (R-CO) on transitioning from war to work. Following his remarks, experts in veterans’ mental health, labor economists, and veterans discuss the growth of the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ disability policies, workforce reentry issues, and novel programs designed to assist veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in reentering the work force and fostering individual entrepreneurship.