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How VA denies your PTSD Claim

How VA denies your PTSD Claim

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 […]

VA Awards $300 in SSVF Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

VA Awards $300 in SSVF Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

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.

VA: 28 Medications in One Day or Medical Marijuana?

VA: 28 Medications in One Day or Medical Marijuana?

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 […]

VA disability rating calculator

VA disability rating calculator

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 […]

Veteran-related Issues Solved by Outgoing Administration

Veteran-related Issues Solved by Outgoing Administration

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 […]

How to Get a U.S. Military ID Card

How to Get a U.S. Military ID Card

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 […]

More than 300,000 Veterans Died Waiting on VA Health Care

More than 300,000 Veterans Died Waiting on VA Health Care

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.

Agent Orange and Your VA Claim

Agent Orange and Your VA Claim

Receiving compensation for Agent Orange exposure can be a complicated experience. Here are some pointers on getting your claim through the system.

Senate Rejects Extending Veterans Benefits

Senate Rejects Extending Veterans Benefits

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.

Texas House opts not to cut veterans education benefits

Texas House opts not to cut veterans education benefits

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.

Veterans denied disability benefits by VA

Veterans denied disability benefits by VA

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.

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