The HUD-VASH Program: Helping Homeless Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on August 8, 2016
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War can have a traumatic effect on those that serve our country. Emotional and physical battle scars can render veterans unable to maintain their jobs, their family lives, and sometimes even daily tasks. Sadly, many veterans also lose their homes as a result of their post-service wounds and instability. To help veterans in need, many Read More »

‘My Life, My Story’ Helps VA Patients Share More with Their Physicians

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2016
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Recent studies show that the majority of U.S. physicians spend only 15-20 minutes with each patient, with some spending as little as 9 minutes with each. In a world where doctors feel rushed to see as many patients as possible, and are inundated with charts, vitals, and lists of symptoms, they work to make the Read More »

6 Tips for Veterans Considering College

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2016
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If you’re facing the transition back into the civilian world, or you know someone who is, you’ve probably been wondering if a college degree would be the right next step for you. It may be difficult to imagine sitting in a classroom after years on a battlefield, ship, or base, but the fact is that Read More »

Using Insurance to Pay for Long-term Healthcare

Posted in Uncategorized on June 22, 2016
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Veterans, just like many other Americans, may feel apprehension thinking about how they will pay for health care as they age, especially if they were to get seriously ill or need assistance performing activities of daily living (ADLs).  Once you have retired, you must seriously consider your cost of living, and how it may be Read More »

7 Ways Equine Therapy is Helping Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7, 2016
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Most of us have had dreams of being a cowboy or cowgirl, riding through the Wild West on our very own horse that is smart, fast, and loyal. Many of the old Westerns taught us that a horse could be a cowboy’s best friend, and that their relationship was a partnership built on mutual trust. Read More »

What Every Veteran Should Know About Agent Orange Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on June 3, 2016
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From 1962 to 1971 during the Vietnam War, the U.S. military conducted “Operation Ranch Hand,” spraying more than 19 million gallons of specially engineered herbicide combinations to remove trees and dense tropical foliage that provided enemy cover. The so-called “Agent Orange” herbicide was the tactical weapon of choice – receiving its nickname from the large Read More »

Understanding Survivor and Dependent Education Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2016
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When you lose a serviceman in the line of duty, many aspects of your life may take a back seat. Finances need to be reassessed and quality of life reviewed. Sadly, as a result of the income loss, many families must curb their spending to keep the family afloat. Often, education spending is one of Read More »

The Best Memorial Day 2016 Shopping Deals

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2016
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Most Americans, especially veterans, will spend time this Memorial Day weekend remembering those who have selflessly given their lives while defending freedom around the globe. Whether it is decorating a grave of a fallen soldier or participating in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time, it’s important to keep perspective on the Read More »

Top 10 VeteranAid Blog Posts of 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2016
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It's hard to believe that the year is almost halfway over. The VeteranAid blog started in October of last year. Here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from 2015: 7 Outstanding Professional Athletes that Served in the Military The connection between excelling in the military and in the sports arena are obvious. Hard work, dedication, Read More »

Cover Letter for the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Application

Posted in Uncategorized on May 17, 2016
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A cover letter for the veterans Aid and Attendance benefit, while not required with the full Aid and Attendance application, is recommended in order to keep documents organized and clearly state to the VA what it is you are seeking. - award of the A&A pension benefit. The cover letter example shown below was shared Read More »