A chance meeting at the corner of Martin and Queen streets in downtown Martinsburg between two veterans spurred a new program that turns homeless vets into homeowners.
In 1944, the G.I. Bill was signed into law by President Roosevelt, providing those who had served in WWII with an array of benefits, including tuition payments.
From the street in this working-class neighborhood, people passing by the two-story house can look through the window and glimpse a peace sign and various iterations of the Stars and Stripes.
Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Flaherty, executive director of the Columbia County Veterans Services Department, said 34 of the veterans he served died since the start of the year and is warning veterans to file their claims paperwork and make family members aware of posthumous desires as early as possible.
There are approximately 200,000 veterans who leave the service each year, but these warriors rarely receive the holistic support that they need to address their unique concerns during and after the transition to civilian life.
The Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General found cases where more than 3,900 beneficiaries, marked deceased in the Veterans Affairs Department database, could still be receiving Social Security payments.
Days after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it was pulling Ashford University’s eligibility to enroll students using the GI Bill, a move that could also jeopardize its tuition assistance eligibility the school believes it has found a fix.
A seminar on death benefits for veterans will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. July 20 at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The last time Forrest Cornelius, 51, shopped in a base exchange was 1989 when he completed his six-year stint in the Marine Corps. He recalls saving 10 to 15 percent on department store goods and that shoppers paid no sales tax.
Disabled veterans would be allowed free parking at Louisiana’s seven passenger airports under a bill that won easy approval Tuesday morning in the House Transportation Committee.
The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services will host veterans’ benefits outreaches in Valencia County in March, April and May.
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.
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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.