Disability compensation VA recently proposed a rule to create presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 who later developed one of the following eight diseases:
Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
Presently, these conditions are the only ones for which there is sufficient scientific and medical evidence to support the creation of presumptions; however, VA will continue to review relevant information as it becomes available. Veterans who are experiencing other health conditions that they think may be related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune are encouraged to contact their primary care provider and to file a claim. VA reviews and decides disability compensation claims on a case-by-case basis. -
See more at: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/camp-lejeune/#sthash.ZA1frcoV.dpuf
ATTENTION VETERANS: If you are planning on signing up for Social Security, take your DD-214 to the appointment. Your Military Service may increase your monthly benefit.
A recently developed a new site meant to offer greater insight and information for Veterans looking for the best educational option available. They focused their research on factors most relevant and value to Veterans, such as current veterans student population, net out of pocket costs, reputation, program support. Most importantly the resource provides tools that let Veterans create their own methodology/criteria to help evaluate and compare the researched data.
You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:
"Veterans ID Cards"
“The Veterans Identification Card Act 2015 (Public Law 114-31) was enacted on July 20, 2015. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is in the process of reviewing the law and has formed a working group to begin the process of implementation. This process will include outreach to Veterans and others to ensure that the law is implemented in the best way possible. VA will publish regulations and solicit public comment before finalizing the program.
As these implementation steps are finalized, VA will be reaching out to Veterans to explain how they can obtain an ID card, should they choose to request one.
The Veterans Identification Card Act requires VA to issue veterans an identification card upon their request. In many instances, these cards will be able to serve as proof of service in the Armed Forces in place of the standard DD-214 forms. As indicated in the law, these ID cards would not take the place of a health care enrollment card, a Choice Card, or any additional identification card that confers VA benefits upon the cardholder.
VBA has been tasked with implementing this law.”
Good news for Veterans! VA now provides dental insurance for those veterans enrolled in VA healthcare!
Just click on the links below to find out more!
I'm excited to share with you an updated Veterans Hiring Guide, available at https://www.vetsuccess.va.gov/public/employers.html . The goal is to help employers find job-seeking Veterans or assist ongoing efforts of veteran hiring programs. There is also included key resources for employers seeking to attract military spouses.
2015 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges
This resource just completed a revamp of its online colleges including an extensive research into four areas of military friendliness (military culture, flexibility, financial aid, and online support) and then analyzed the results.
The results are the 2015 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges. 53 schools stood out as exceptional among over 400 analyzed. Also featured are 25 schools that offer the best online experience for military professionals and veterans:
VA Launches Hotline to Answer Questions on VA Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans: 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new hotline — 1-855-VA-WOMEN — to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans. The service began accepting calls on April 23, 2013.
“Some women Veterans may not know about high-quality VA care and services available to them,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “The hotline will allow us to field their questions and provide critical information about the latest enhancements in VA services.”