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Carlsbad veterans ask questions about benefits

A squat, off-white building away from the bustle of Canal Street, the Carlsbad Veterans of Foreign Wars post is almost indistinguishable from the surrounding trailers, recognized only by three flags and a tiny sign with “VFW” in thin letters.

Municipal ID to include veterans benefits

The de Blasio administration plans to announce Tuesday that the city’s municipal identification card will now include a category to provide veterans with access to certain benefits and services.

VA will extend veterans benefits to same-sex couples

Same-sex married couples will now be able to share veterans pensions, home loans, medical services and similar benefits previously unavailable to them, department officials announced Monday.

Project 112/SHAD

From 1962 to 1974, the Department of Defense's Deseret Test Center in Fort Douglas, Utah planned and conducted a series of biological and chemical...

VA proposes regulations to change standards for some benefits

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has announced proposed regulations that will affect needs-based programs such as Pension and Aid and Attendance for older veterans and their surviving spouses.

Rauner signs order helping veterans, minorities

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among Illinois minorities and veterans.

VA Data Show Disparities In Veteran Benefits Spending

NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base." This is the first of a three-part series about veteran benefits.

Veterans Affairs Official Explains Exemption Program

Matt Windsor, McKean County Director of Veterans Affairs, wants everyone to know exactly how the Disabled Veterans’ Real Estate Tax Exemption program works.

VetLikeMe September 25, 2014

As a child growing up just outside of New York City, I was a big New York Yankees fan. My grandfather used to love telling me stories about how far Mickey Mantle could hit a ball and what a tremendous pitcher Whitey Ford was, not just for his time, but for all time.

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

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.

School Program Aims to Help Veterans

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

NCHV Announces Webinar on Connecting to Benefits

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

Veterans Benefits Fair to be Held July 31 in Adams

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.

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

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.

Veterans service officers help with VA benefits, claims

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.

Free Services for Military Veterans

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

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 26, 2014

. More veterans are being allowed to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment following allegations of falsified records and delays in treatment.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 23, 2014

An exchange of letters between Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and a top Republican this month reveal the VA’s early efforts to explain a secret waiting list that one of its hospitals allegedly used to hide treatment delays.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 22, 2014

The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday “clawed back” a performance bonus from a senior official at the Phoenix VA amid allegations of improper scheduling procedures at the hospital…

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 16, 2014

On the day the Secretary for Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki testifies before a Senate committee, Renee Montagne talks to journalist Aaron Glantz about a series of recent controversies at the VA.

Operation Comfort Strives to Help Vets Reinvent Their Dreams

Janis Roznowski has made it her mission to provide comfort to wounded veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 07, 2014

Through their research, VA’s Health Services Research & Development Service investigators contribute to improved healthcare for Veterans.

New VA Bill Would Improve Outcomes for Vets by Proactively Addressing...

Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME), the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has introduced new legislation aimed at improving outcomes for veterans through comprehensive program management and accountability reform within the Veterans Administration.

April 4 VetLikeMe Weekly

Braulio Castillo, the president of IT contractor Strong Castle, was arrested April 1 by Loudoun County, Virginia authorities and charged with first degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, Michelle.

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

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.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 01, 2014

The Research Clinic, a Web-based interactive training video aimed at teaching clinical and social researchers how to better protect research subjects and avoid research misconduct, was released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

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

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.”

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 28, 2014

Moving can be challenging, especially for preschool children. Military families move often — the average child moves six to nine times between kindergarten and high school.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 25, 2014

VA’s Health Services Research & Development has videos on YouTube. VHA’s YouTube channel hosts a variety of informational and inspirational videos addressing many aspects of VA care—including research.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 21, 2014

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its next webinar, “Understanding the Relationship Between Mild TBI and Post-deployment Health Concerns: Evidence, Clinical Implications and Treatment,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT) March 27.

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