The president-elect’s selection of David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs has drawn praise, but some advocates still worry about privatizing the agency.
The Department of Defense announced a policy change that will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the military.
The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization expressed appreciation Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a decision to provide disability benefits to veterans suffering from eight deadly diseases connected to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Disability Compensation is greatly over looked and misunderstood by all. Get the details here
A proposal to expand online military exchange shopping benefits to all honorably discharged veterans is in the final stages of the decision-making process at the Pentagon, sources said.
Many older war-era veterans and surviving spouses over the age of 65 across America are missing out on a major element in securing their retirements: the Aid and Attendance benefit for long-term care.
Volunteers of America is set to get a major boost this week when it receives a $100,000 grant from TD Bank that will help support the Cabin in the Woods veterans housing program.
American veterans needing health care are about to get help from an unusual source: artificial intelligence.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that’s both underestimated and misunderstood, especially when it comes to the Veterans Association. PTSD is actually a common condition. The Mayo Clinic estimates that more than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with PTSD every year — and that doesn’t take into account those individuals who never receive […]
Restaurants Salute Veterans and Active Duty Military with the Choice of a Free Meal on November 11; Introduces Discount Offer for Military through December 31, 2016
Overall, as a veteran, you could qualify for ample benefits.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today awarded approximately $300 million more in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help thousands of very low-income veteran families around the nation who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing.
We simply need to stop relying on the politicians who created these problems in the first place.
Video Intro Prescription drugs and medical marijuana continue to be at the center of an ongoing debate between those who are tasked with determining the best treatments for combat veterans who suffer from wartime ailments and those who have found temporary relief and even cures for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) in medical marijuana. In the movie […]
by Matt Hill Have you ever wondered how the VA came up with the combined rating that it gave you? Have you ever noticed that 1 + 1 does not equal 2 with the VA? One of the most common complaints we get from veterans is ‘How in the word did the VA get the […]
The President’s final State of the Union is this Tuesday, 12 JANUARY, 6:00 pm PST / 9:00pm EST. His plan is to address the nation on what his Administration has deemed critical pathways forward: Economic Progress; Acting on Climate; Engagement in the World; Health Care Reform and Social Progress and Equality. A continual issue that […]
A military ID card or dependent ID is a valuable card which can unlock a variety of valuable benefits, such as health care through TRICARE, education benefits, and access base facilities, including the commissary, base exchange, rec centers and other support agencies. Unfortunately, getting a military ID card isn’t always as easy as waltzing onto […]
Free Meals for Veterans and Soldiers on Veterans Day at Applebees
As many Americans pause to reflect on the events that took place 14 years ago on September 11, 2001, when close to 3000 lives were lost, veterans are once again reminded of the sacrifices many of their brothers and sisters have made – off the battle field – waiting on VA healthcare benefits.
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Combat veterans returning from active duty will qualify for free Illinois license plates under legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Days after the Supreme Court ruled that the right to marry must be open to gays, the Department of Veterans Affairs has moved immediately to extend marital benefits to same-sex couples who were denied them — even in states where they were available to other federal retirees.
Receiving compensation for Agent Orange exposure can be a complicated experience. Here are some pointers on getting your claim through the system.
Bob Brandt hit rock bottom in Iowa. He was divorced and homeless. And he was a Navy veteran.
Westover Air Reservists who flew planes contaminated with Agent Orange following the Vietnam War will be eligible for health and disability payments in a rule ending a complicated four-year battle with the government.
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The Senate quietly rejected legislation Thursday that would have extended certain veterans’ benefits to married same-sex couples and their children who live in states where their marriage isn’t recognized.
TRAVELING through an airport recently, I witnessed a now-commonplace ritual: military personnel getting head-of-the-line privileges in the boarding area.
Texas lawmakers on Sunday opted to water down a major attempt to reduce the rising costs of a program offering free college tuition to veterans’ children, relenting amid criticism that cutting the benefits too deeply wouldn’t be fair to those who sacrifice so much.
A Central Florida veteran is fighting for his life, as well as disability and insurance benefits, after he said the kidney cancer that is costing him his life was caused by water contamination at Camp Lejeune.