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Sanders Assesses VA Implementation of Reform Law

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As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs implements a new VA reform law, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised “aggressive” efforts to eliminate long waiting times for medical appointments.

November 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Sanders Reacts to Social Security Adjustment

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said he is “disappointed” by today’s announcement of only a 1.7 percent increase in the cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries and disabled veterans.

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans groups work to reopen homeless shelter in NY

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A small puddle formed on a dust- and dirt-covered floor as water dripped from a huge hole in the ceiling.

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Partnerships Battle Homelessness Among Veterans

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“Lazy” is not a word in Serafin Perez’s vocabulary.

He’s had a job since his teens. After serving in the Navy and Army for 16 years, the Iraq War veteran secured civilian employment in private security.

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

Paul Ryan is Dead Wrong to Propose Cuts in Social Security and Disabled Vets Benefits

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Ryan has resurrected a discredited plan to change the formula that the federal government uses for calculating annual cost-of-living adjustments. According to published reports, Ryan said he wants to boost the Pentagon budget by taking what he called “savings” in Social Security and other programs pegged to annual adjustments in the consumer price index.

October 7th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Webinar on Stand Down Development

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Starting with the first Stand Down in San Diego in 1988, Stand Down events have continued the mission of providing a “hand up, not hand out” to homeless veterans in local communities. Learn how to contribute to this mission by supporting a Stand Down in your community.

October 7th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

VA Funds Will Help 70,000 Homeless Vets And Their Families

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Tuesday that $207 million will be allocated in grants to help fight veteran homelessness across America.

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Awards SSVF Surge Funding to 56 Communities

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The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that it has awarded $207 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country to assist them in their local push to end veteran homelessness.

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Center helps student veterans with college plans

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A University of Florida program is helping military veterans succeed in college.

September 21st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

St. Cloud College Creates Space For Veterans

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When technical colleges were constructed with a “get in, get out, get a job” mentality, there wasn’t much room left for gathering places.

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

Ranking Member Michaud: It’s Time for a VA Reform Roadmap

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U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced today the first of several proposed starting points for comprehensive changes to how our nation’s veterans receive services and benefits.

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

New Rules May Allow Benefits Long Denied to Vietnam-Era Veterans

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Thousands of Vietnam-era veterans barred from receiving benefits because of less-than-honorable discharges may be eligible for upgrades under a new set of guidelines released by the Defense Department on Wednesday.

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

School Program Aims to Help Veterans

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A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.

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

Ohio Veterans Face Deadline to Apply for Iraq War Bonus

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The executive director of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission wants to remind Iraq War veterans that time is running out to apply for an Iraq War Bonus.

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

National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Start 12 August

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As a volunteer last year at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa, I would say the excitement at the games equaled or surpassed the excitement at professional golf, football, baseball, basketball and soccer championships whether it was a wheelchair rugby game or a wheelchair obstacle course.

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

Hundreds of homeless veterans gather for legal, medical support

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Crowds of veterans huddled in line, numbers in hand, waiting to pick up bags of free surplus military rucksacks, coats, boots and clothes.

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

HUD and VA Announce Vouchers to Help Nearly 1,000 Homeless Vets Find Permanent Homes

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $7 million to 24 local public housing agencies across the country to help nearly 1,000 homeless veterans find permanent housing.

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

VA Now Needs Agility On Health Care’s Front Lines

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Before they jetted out for their urgent, desperately needed summer vacation, our tireless, selfless, oh-so-humble representatives in Congress managed to pass a bill that will inject some $17 billion and a measure of flexibility into the Veterans Administration.

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

NCHV Announces Webinar on Connecting to Benefits

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-Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees and SSVF grantees with employment personnel, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability.

July 31st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

VetLikeMe July 24, 2014

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A recent Gallup poll puts Congress’s approval rating at 15 percent (which is actually up six points since November).

July 30th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans Benefits Fair to be Held July 31 in Adams

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The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will team up with Adams County Veterans Service office to host a Veterans Benefits Fair on July 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 569 North Cedar Street in Adams-Friendship, Wis.

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

Veterans’ Haven Offers Homeless Veterans Place To Stay For Six Months

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In the middle of the 700 block of Northeast Monroe Street stands a large two-story house with unassuming white paint. On Tuesday, it began offering homeless veterans a safe haven.

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

VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits

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Nearly 80,000 veterans eligible for the new G.I. Bill saw their college terms disrupted last year because the VA was late distributing $61 million in housing and book stipends, according to estimates released by the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General Friday.

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

US Veteran Burial Benefits: New Changes

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VA is changing its monetary burial benefits regulations to simplify the program and pay eligible survivors more quickly and efficiently. These

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Austin’s School Of Spa Technology Tattoo Artistry Program Offers VA Benefits

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Austin’s School of Spa Technology is the first career institute in the country to offer a program in Tattoo Artistry, and is now approved for VA Education Programs, such as MyCAA and ACCES-VR. Tattoo Artistry is the sixth program offered at Austin’s, other programs include, Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Make Up Artistry.

July 11th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations | Read More »

Veterans housing facility in Warren awarded $160K for upgrades

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A newly opened two-story housing facility for veterans will undergo much needed improvements after receiving $160,000 in grants.

July 10th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,VA Home Loans,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans service officers help with VA benefits, claims

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When U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch wanted to learn more about issues veterans are facing in the VA system, he called on the people on the frontlines of veterans’ services.

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Free Services for Military Veterans

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In honor of the youth of 1976, all military veterans would be afforded free services, the Department of Military Veterans announced on Monday.

June 17th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

We Have Found the Enemy!

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War is Hell! Whether America’s Military men and women are fighting a war or trying to heal from fighting a war, it’s always hell because the war never ends.

June 1st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association is Seeking Veterans

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Are you a Military Veteran? I am a staunch advocate of Veterans and ensuring they receive the benefits and Medical care they deserve.

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

 

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