Friday, February 18, 2011

Veterans Report: Program Speeds Up VA Claims, Senators Press for VA Caregivers and More



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  • 18 Senators Press VA for Caregivers
  • Deal of the Week: Save on Tax Prep
  • Program Speeds Up VA Claims
  • Tip #3 - The Disability Exam
  • Security Clearance Puts You in Demand
  • Superior Life Insurance for Your Family
  • Veterans Benefit Calculator
  • Spouse and Family Educational Assistance
  • Nurse Scholarships Available
  • WW1 Vet Turns 110
  • The VA and Relocation Assistance
  • Memorial and Burial Benefits
  • Vets Volunteer for Restoration Projects
  • National Resource Directory
  • VA to Screen 535 Ohio Vets
  • NJ Vietnam Vets Foundation Scholarships
  • Louisiana Ensures Vets Get Full Honors
  • New VA Caregiver Support Line
  • For Love of Liberty
  • Pinnacle 5 Videos - Why Vets Fit
  • Print and Post This Week's Veterans Report
  • Headline Military News


    18 Senators Press VA for Caregivers
    Senators from both sides of the aisle have written to Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to urge the Administration to carry out the law and begin providing supportive services to caregivers of wounded veterans. More


    Deal of the Week: Save on Tax Prep
    Military.com members can save big on tax-prep and filing with services like H&R Block, TurboTax and others. More

    Program Speeds Up VA Claims
    A new innovative VA employee-developed software program is speeding up claims and eliminating errors and will soon be used by the VA nationwide. More


    Tip #3 - The Disability Exam
    In part three of his series on filing disability claims, Ben Krause offers his insights and personal experience that can help veterans ensure their VA Disability Examination reaches the most favorable outcome possible. More


    Security Clearance Puts You in Demand
    Employers such as Loral, BAE Systems, Raytheon and others are searching to fill jobs with cleared candidates. More

    Superior Life Insurance for Your Family
    No medical exam required for active duty, Guard, and Reserve under age 50, for coverage up to $250,000, because tomorrow is never guaranteed. More

    Veterans Benefit Calculator
    The benefits calculator is designed to quickly and easily connect you with your benefits based on your service and duty status. More

    Spouse and Family Educational Assistance
    Did you know that your family members can use your GI Bill benefits? More

    Nurse Scholarships Available
    A scholarship is now available for nurses wanting to advance their training in pediatric lung and respiratory diseases or to prepare for positions in clinical practice and management. More

    WW1 Vet Turns 110
    The last living U.S. veteran of World War I just celebrated his 110th birthday on February 1. More

    The VA and Relocation Assistance
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that veterans who submit to a short sale or a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure can receive $1,500 in relocation assistance. More

    Memorial and Burial Benefits
    As a servicemember or military family member you should be aware of your memorial benefits before you need them. More

    Vets Volunteer for Restoration Projects
    Veterans interested in working on a volunteer basis on projects that restore natural habitats can join the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC). More

    National Resource Directory
    The National Resource Directory links wounded warriors, servicemembers, veterans, their families and caregivers to nationwide resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. More

    VA to Screen 535 Ohio Vets
    535 patients at the Dayton VA Medical Center will be offered free screenings to determine if they were infected by a dentist who VA officials say failed to change latex gloves between patients. More

    NJ Vietnam Vets Foundation Scholarships
    Scholarships worth $2,500 will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to further their education either at a college or university or trade/technical school. More

    Louisiana Ensures Vets Get Full Honors
    The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) has announced that it is working to establish a procedure to ensure that when a homeless veteran dies, he or she is properly identified and approved for full veteran burial honors in a veterans' cemetery. More

    New VA Caregiver Support Line
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has opened a new, toll-free telephone line for the caregivers of veterans of all eras. More

    For Love of Liberty
    A documentary honoring the accomplishments, contributions and lives of black servicemembers will air this month on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliates in honor of Black History Month. More

    Pinnacle 5 Videos - Why Vets Fit
    The Pinnacle Five - a group of retired top enlisted leaders from each of the five branches of the Armed Forces - offer their insights on why veterans are a great fit for the U.S. workforce. More


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