6 New Online Tools for Accessing Your VA Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on February 15, 2018

In what is being called an “ambitious modernization plan,” the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) recently rolled out improvements to its communication avenues for veterans and their families, with a primary focus on online tools. In a statement acknowledging that communicating with the VA can sometimes be “complicated and frustrating,” the VA recently outlined some Read More »

A New Partnership Between the Humane Society and VA

Posted in Uncategorized on February 13, 2018

It’s no secret that dogs are a man’s best friend. The VA is taking that old adage to heart in announcing a new partnership with the Humane Society of the United States. The new partnership between the Humane Society and VA is meant to encourage pet ownership and expand volunteer opportunities for veterans. Learn more Read More »

The Invisible Homeless: Female Veterans Often Go Uncounted

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2018

In late 2016, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the number of homeless veterans in the U.S. had been cut nearly in half since 2010, dropping an impressive 17% from January 2015-2016 alone. That reduction was nearly quadruple the typical reduction seen year over year in Read More »

Free Tax Filing for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2018

As tax season kicks off, you’re probably starting to think about how you are going to file, what documents you will need and what kind of tax refund you could potentially see. Members of the military and veterans often face a more complicated process, handling unique elements such as combat pay, deployment, disability payments and Read More »

A Scandal in VA Hospital Rankings Leaves Veterans Under-Admitted

Posted in Uncategorized on February 1, 2018

Despite historic changes in policy originating at the highest levels in Washington D.C., and numerous, publicized number-skewing controversies at VA facilities across the nation, it seems that many veterans are still paying the price of a beleaguered health care system struggling to keep up with demand on limited resources. The latest controversy is based out Read More »

2017 Veterans Benefits Scholarship Winners Announced

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2018

VeteranAid.org Announces 2017 Veterans Benefits Scholarship Winners After over 100 applicants submitted their essays, three emerged as clear winners in this year’s scholarship program. VeteranAid.org is the leading free resource for information on the Veterans Aid and Attendance pension benefit. VeteranAid launched its annual scholarship program in 2017 as part of an initiative to bring awareness to Read More »

A Faster Way to Get Your VA Disability Claim Appeal Reviewed

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2018

As part of the new Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, certain veterans caught up in the VA disability claim appeals process with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be eligible to try out two new "review lanes" designed to help resolve the backlog of appeals. Through the new law’s special Rapid Read More »

Enhancements to the VA Decision Ready Claims Program

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2018

It’s no secret the VA faces heavy criticism with its backlog of claims. On average, a Fully Developed Claim takes 120 days to process – and that’s often just the beginning. In response to mounting pressure, the VA created the VA Decision Ready Claims Program which promises a disability rating in 30 days when working Read More »

What the 2018 Tax Reforms Mean for Military Members

Posted in Uncategorized on January 23, 2018

In one of the largest tax reform laws since Ronald Reagan’s presidency in 1986, President Trump signed the Republican-driven tax cut bill into law just before the 2017 Christmas holiday, setting the stage for major changes in taxation for American families, individuals and corporations in the years to come. While tax advisors and experts continue Read More »

2018 Veterans Pension and Disability Rates

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2018

Did you know that as a veteran of wartime service, you may be eligible for a VA Pension without being disabled? If you are wartime veteran with a limited income and are not able to work, you may qualify for the Veterans Disability Pension or the Veterans Pension of Veterans 65 or older. To be Read More »

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