VA Gives Veterans Access to Medical Images Online

Posted in Uncategorized on July 17, 2018

As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) explores new ways to give veterans better access to their care and care records, they have announced a feature that will allow veterans to securely access their medical images online. Learn more about this new feature and how it is impacting veterans and their care. Veterans Can Now Read More »

NOAA, USPHS Veterans Now Eligible for Free VA Photo ID Cards

Posted in Uncategorized on July 10, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the availability of new VA photo ID cards for all honorably discharged veterans, a move aimed at making it easier to claim veteran benefits without having to carry around important discharge documents. Many argued the previous identification system – which involved showing your DD-214 that contained personal information like Read More »

Are You Eligible to Have Your Disability Ratings Upgraded?

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3, 2018

A specific group of medically discharged veterans may be entitled to an adjustment of their disability benefits, retroactive to their medical, thanks to the Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act. The little-known act, passed a decade ago, is still under-utilized by the more than 77,000 veterans known to be eligible for a review that may Read More »

The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame Memorial: the First in the Nation

Posted in Uncategorized on June 26, 2018

Breaking ground in September 2016, the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame Memorial recently cut their opening ribbon. The Military Veterans Hall of Fame Memorial building in Lawrence, Indiana, provides a physical space to honor inductees from every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Read more about the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame and how Read More »

Congress Allows National Cemetery Burials for "Secret War" Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2018

New legislation has passed in Congress allowing “Secret War” veterans who fought in Laos during the Vietnam War to be buried in U.S. National Cemeteries, with the exception of Arlington National Cemetery. Learn more about the “Secret War,” the brave veterans that fought alongside U.S. troops in Laos and how they will be honored in Read More »

New Predictive Analysis Program Combats Veteran Suicide

Posted in Uncategorized on June 12, 2018

With suicide in the headlines, we are reminded that mental health issues and suicide can impact Americans of any background, lifestyle or social status. Studies continue to suggest, however, that male veterans are twice as likely as their civilian counterparts to die by suicide. Additionally, female veterans have a rate between two and five times higher Read More »

VA Becoming More Tech-Friendly Due to Veteran Demand

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2018

As the population of veterans evolves to include more servicemen and women who grew up in the age of emerging technology, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is continuing to look for ways to become more technology-forward. The VA is rolling out a handful of technology-friendly initiatives on a regular basis, including the ability Read More »

The Number of Young Veterans in Congress Is Rising

Posted in Uncategorized on May 29, 2018

Young veterans from conflicts in the Global War on Terrorism are increasingly turning their sites on the U.S. government, utilizing the determination, discipline and leadership skills they learned during their time in the service. While older members of government – more likely to have served time in the military – begin to retire, the new Read More »

Occupational Therapy at the VA

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2018

Occupational therapy (OT) is a key component of a comprehensive care program for veterans. With the goal of helping veterans grow in the functionality of activities of daily living, occupational therapy meets veterans where they are and works diligently to help veterans maintain independence for longer. Learn more about how OT can help veterans and how Read More »

Concierge for Care Program for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2018

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new healthcare enrollment initiative called "Concierge for Care." The initiative will connect veterans with the VA shortly after separation and aims to connect veterans with VA healthcare programs as efficiently and quickly as possible. Learn more about Concierge for Care and how it will Read More »