Happy Birthday to the National Guard!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2015
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Happy 379th birthday to the National Guard; VeteranAid.org

Today, on December 13, 2015, the National Guard celebrates its 379th birthday. The military organization we know today as the National Guard was born from a direct declaration on December 13, 1636.  On this date, the Massachusetts General Court in Salem, for the first time in the history of the North American continent, established that all Read More »

My application was denied. Should I appeal?: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2015
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Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ; VeteranAid.org

This is a question that comes up often in the VeteranAid forums. If you are filing an application for the Aid and Attendance benefit for yourself or your loved one and the award of the benefits is denied, it is an unfortunate situation to be presented with. Here is our best advice to navigate you through Read More »

Senior Benefits for Veterans’ Spouses

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2015
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Getting by can be hard as you age. You thought you’d set plenty away for retirement, but there are more expenses than you’d expected, and health care seems to eat up more of your budget every year. It can get pretty disheartening. If you’re struggling to cover all the costs of life as you age, Read More »

7 Outstanding Professional Athletes who Served in the Military

Posted in Uncategorized on December 7, 2015
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7 Outstanding Professional Athletes with Military Ties; VeteranAid.org

The connection between excelling in the military and in the sports arena are obvious. Hard work, dedication, and an unrelenting drive serve you well in both. Below are seven military vets who went on to break records and make an impact in the sports world after honorably serving their country. Jackie Robinson Legendary baseball player Read More »

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Posted in Uncategorized on December 7, 2015
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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day; VeteranAid.org

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is celebrated every December 7th and is meant to remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. On August 23rd, 1994, the United States Congress designated December 7th of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It Read More »

How to Afford Assisted Living

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2015
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The costs of senior care can be staggering. But when you need it, you need it. A move to assisted living rarely feels optional. Most people would prefer to stay in their homes if given the option, but as the needs of a senior increase and the burden put on caregivers becomes unsustainable, you have Read More »

6 Great Veteran-Focused Charities to Support

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2015
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6 Veteran Charities to Support; VeteranAid.org

If you’re looking for reputable, veteran-focused charities to support, a great starting place is an online watchdog organization like Charitywatch.org. This site audits charities from a wide range of interests and causes, then rates them based on criteria such as the percentage of funds raised going directly to charity, transparency of records, governance benchmarks, and Read More »

What to Know About CHAMPVA Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2015
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What to Know About CHAMPVA Benefits; VeteranAid.org

Veterans and their families can take advantage of a good number of different types of benefits, but often you have to figure that out they exist first. Most veterans are familiar with TRICARE, the health care program that provides coverage to active duty service members and their families. You may be less familiar with CHAMPVA, Read More »

VeteranAid.org News Segment in Jacksonville, FL

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2015
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Did you catch the VeteranAid.org news clip that aired last week on Veterans Day? Here is direct article from the news segment as well as the video. We thank the Jacksonville NBC news network for sharing VeteranAid.org and it's mission with it's viewers. Veterans Claim they Paid Hundreds to get Free Benefits JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Read More »

Buy Veteran: Supporting ‘Vetreprenuers’ with Your Purchases

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2015
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Buy Veteran: Supporting Veteran Businesses with your Purchases

According to Forbes, there are more than 3 million veteran-owned business in the United States, employing more than 5.7 million people and representing more than $1.2 trillion in sales. And although veterans make up only 8% of the American population, they represent 30% of all American business owners. The connection between service and the entrepreneurial Read More »