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VA Researchers Receive Nation’s Top Award for Early Career Scientists

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Four Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers were among the 102 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) honored at a ceremony held April 14th.

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 14, 2014

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No Wounded Heart in this Warrior: Army Veteran Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee, visited Dorn VA Medical Center to share his “Never give up-Never quit” mantra with others.

April 14th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

All veterans eligible for VA dental coverage

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For the first time in history, the U.S. government has authorized a national dental insurance program for veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs health care and individuals enrolled in VA’s CHAMPVA program.

April 14th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 08, 2014

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Monday released its findings on deaths and injuries that occurred as a result of delayed tests and treatments.

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Top 10,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Hosts Forum on Veterans’ Legal Needs

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today hosted the first national forum for law schools and legal organizations that provide free legal help to Veterans.

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

VA Makes Specially Adaptive Housing Grant Eligibility Automatic for Vets and Servicemembers

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Veterans and active-duty military personnel with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are now presumed medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000 to adapt their homes, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today.

April 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund Presents Its Ninth Annual Dinner

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The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF), a Livonia, Michigan headquartered nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to assisting U.S. soldiers and their families, in coordination with Families United and Operation Care Package Michigan, will host its 9th Annual Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

April 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 31, 2014

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This April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2014 provides VA an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to assist Veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST). VA’s national theme in April is “You are not alone: VA supports survivors of military sexual trauma.”

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Malaysian Flight More Newsworthy Than 8,000 Veteran Suicides

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On March 8, Malaysian Air Flight 370 disappeared with 239 persons on board from 15 nations and regions with the majority of them Chinese citizens. There were three American passengers on board the fateful flight.

March 28th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Unemployed Veterans Deserve Our Help

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Veterans are hit hard by unemployment, and the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act, or VOW to Hire Heroes Act, enacted in 2011, is set to expire next week.

For many unemployed veterans, this month marks the end of their opportunity to get back into the workforce.

March 25th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Obama Favors Ukraine Citizenry Over Homeless Veterans

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If President Barack Obama was as assertive at protecting the property rights of the Los Angeles National Veterans Home as he is at protecting the borders of Ukraine, we wouldn’t have 20,000 war-injured and impoverished U.S. Military Veterans living homeless and hungry in America’s capital for homeless Veterans.

March 20th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Types of PTSD Providers and their Training

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Finding someone trained to treat PTSD can be challenging. If you or a loved one is struggling after going through some type of trauma, this makes the process even more difficult.

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Health,PTSD,Vet News | Read More »

New Bill to Allow Veterans Free Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

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A bill allowing Oklahoma veterans to be provided with free hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury has been approved by the state Senate.

March 13th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans Explain Frustrations With VA Delays to American Legion Panel

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Michael Kelly has experienced increased swelling in his arms, pain in his legs and recurring problems with his memory since having a colonoscopy last month at the Charlie Norwood Vet­erans Affairs Medical Center.

March 11th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Uniting Disabled Veterans With Service Dogs

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Theresa Van Den Eeden is one of 12 Northern Illinois University students gaining real-world experience while telling disabled veterans’ stories for a good cause.

March 11th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 05, 2014

VAnatge Point recently sat down with Korean War Veteran and actor James McEachin for an interview.

March 5th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $164 Billion VA Budget

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Continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) into a 21st century organization, the President has proposed a $163.9 billion budget, a 6.5 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2014, that will support VA’s goals to expand access to health care and other benefits, eliminate the disability claims backlog, and end homelessness among Veterans.

March 4th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Incentives Program Offers Benefits to Employers, Vets

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program provides eligible veterans with the opportunity to obtain training and practical hands-on experience concurrently through the Special Employer Incentives program.

March 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Keep Your Promise: A Left-Right Coalition To Help Veterans and Cut the Debt

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There is wide political agreement that we need to do more to support our veterans and their families. A recent spectacular demonstration was the 326-90 vote in the House and 95-3 vote in the Senate to repeal the military pension cuts to veterans and active service members that were in the Ryan-Murray budget deal.

February 24th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VA Partners with Kaiser Permanente

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is collaborating with Kaiser Permanente, a leading member of the health care industry, to pool resources and ideas to solve some of the largest and most complex challenges in VA health care.

February 20th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Social Security Announces New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans

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Social Security Announces New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans…

February 19th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VA Names Two New National Cemeteries in Florida

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the names of two new VA national cemeteries planned in Florida – the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Scottsmoor and the Tallahassee National Cemetery in Tallahassee.

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

The Cost of Freedom and SDVOSB

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There are few people on earth who understand total commitment like the present and former members of United States Armed Forces.

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Congress Votes to Repeal Military Pension Cuts

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emocrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress joined together on Wednesday to reverse a cut in pensions for working-age military retirees, as lawmakers yielded to election-year press ure to scrap a deficit reduction measure they approved only two months ago.

February 14th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Higher Education Guidebook for Veterans and Their Families

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A current and comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data — recently launched a new guidebook entitled “Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families.”

February 12th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

VA’s National Cemeteries Continue Leading Nation in Satisfaction Survey

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For the fifth consecutive time, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration (NCA) has bested the nation’s top corporations and other federal agencies in a prestigious, independent survey of customer satisfaction.

February 10th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VA-Hold The Binoculars Backwards Please

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Sometimes, they really must take us for dolts, complete boobs or functionally illiterate, double -digit IQ quirks of society legally licensed to drive automobiles

February 8th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

WWII Vet Granted Benefits After Long Battle With VA

Millard Sells, 87, and his wife, Christine, have lived through their share of hard times. For the past 19 years, the World War II Marine has been fighting to get his benefits from the government.(Photo: John Partipilo, The Tennessean)

Millard Sells has spent 19 years trying to get the benefits he earned after suffering leg wounds and a back injury as a Marine.

February 6th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

New Online GI Bill Comparison Tool Available

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The Department of Veterans Affairs launched today an online GI Bill Comparison Tool to make it easier for Veterans, Servicemembers and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country.

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

DOL Announces $900,000 in HVRP Grants

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced the awarding of two grants totaling $900,000 to fund services provided by Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

 

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