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VA’s VITAL Program Offering a "Battle Buddy" for Student Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2018

Many veterans – whether they are new to civilian life or have been separated for years – often struggle with a negative stigma associated with asking for help. Whether it is real or all in their minds, the fear of being seen as “weak” can make them feel alone in their struggles, prevent them from Read More »

What You Need to Know About Transferring Your GI Bill

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2018

Service members are able to transfer their GI Bill to dependents if the service member does not want to use the benefit for his or her own education. The Pentagon recently announced new rules on transferring GI Bill benefits to dependents, however. Learn more about those changes and what you need to do to protect your GI Bill.

Service members are able to transfer their GI Bill to dependents if the service member does not want to use the benefit for his or her own education. The Pentagon recently announced new rules on transferring benefits to dependents, however. Learn more about the changes and what you need to do to protect your GI Read More »

U.S. Veteran Unemployment Rates Hit Historic Lows

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2018

U.S. Veteran Unemployment Rates Hit Historic Lows

United States veterans are continuing to experience record low unemployment rates, according to recent reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In October 2018, the veteran unemployment rate for veterans age 18 and older dipped down to 2.7%, notably lower than the rate for civilian unemployment which ranged around 3.7%. Although the number is Read More »

7 Unique Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2018

7 Unique Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day

Each year, November 11 is set aside to celebrate and thank our nation’s veterans. Veterans Day can be celebrated in a variety of ways, from parades to patriotic parties. Learn more about the unique ways to celebrate Veterans Day and honor, remember and thank the thousands of brave servicemen and women who served and are Read More »

VA Resolves Record Number of Claims

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2018

VA Resolves Record Number of Claims

The Board of Veterans’ Appeals conducts hearings and decides appeals for veterans claiming disability. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) pledged to reduce the wait time for these veterans who are appealing disability benefits claims and has signed 86% more decisions than last year. Learn more about how the VA has resolved a record number Read More »

Mesothelioma in Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2018

Mesothelioma in Veterans

One of the biggest diseases that aging veterans should be aware of and on the lookout for is mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by asbestos that generally shows up in seniors decades after their first exposure. Learn more about mesothelioma in veterans and read about the symptoms of the disease. Forms of Read More »

In-Home Help for Veterans: Homemaker and Home Health Aide Care

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2018

In-Home Help for Veterans: Homemaker and Home Health Aide Care

Last Updated: October 16, 2018 As you, a parent or senior loved one age, you undoubtedly begin to look to the future and contemplate how you hope your years will unfold. Even if a senior is in good mental and physical health now, it’s important to have discussions about future living conditions, whether that means Read More »

VA Benefits That Post-9/11 Caregivers Shouldn’t Miss

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2018

VA Benefits That Post-9/11 Caregivers Shouldn’t Miss

Last Updated: October 9, 2018 When a veteran is suffering the effects of a serious injury – whether physical or psychological – he or she is often depending on the help of a family caregiver to live daily life. While this family member is acting through a sense of love and loyalty, caregiving can be Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About CHAMPVA Insurance

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions About CHAMPVA Insurance

Last Updated: October 2, 2018 The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries. Because of its similarity to TRICARE’s previous name, it can be a bit confusing Read More »

Report Shows Veterans Wait Longer to See a Private Doctor Than a VA Provider

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2018

Report Shows Veterans Wait Longer to See a Private Doctor Than a VA Provider

A recent report by the nonpartisan group Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed fears that veterans using the Veterans Choice Program – created to reduce VA wait times through increased access to private healthcare – would have actually been seen sooner through a VA provider. The new program allows veterans to elect to see certain private Read More »

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