New Services to help COVID-Affected Veterans

New Services to help COVID-Affected Veterans

Since it was established in 1920, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has been working with the Department of Veterans Affairs and partner organizations to ensure veterans receive their full benefits. Especially since the onset of COVID-19, the veterans' service organization (VSO) has accelerated its work to make sure veterans continue to have access to innovative health offerings.

This is how Veterans Can Get Free Training in case They Lost a Job due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is how Veterans Can Get Free Training in case They Lost a Job due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The year 2020 was hard on all of us, but it was harder on some than others. The United States lost an estimated 10 million jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the December 2019 veteran unemployment rate was at an all-time low of 2.9%. At the height of the pandemic, it was a staggering 11.3%, and by December 2020, it dropped to 6.3%. The number hasn’

This is How Veterans Can Acquire the Same ‘Reskilling’ Training Open to Civilians

This is How Veterans Can Acquire the Same ‘Reskilling’ Training Open to Civilians

Whether we call it “reskilling” or “upskilling,” the outcome is the same. The process simply takes an existing employee from a declining industry or career field and teaches them the skills required to work in an up-and-coming one. This means the worker is able to improve their career trajectory without the need for lengthy and often expensive education courses at college or universities.

7 Misconceptions of VA Burial Benefits

7 Misconceptions of VA Burial Benefits

Up until the Civil War, soldiers were often buried where they fell on the battlefield, a practice that President Lincoln said was no way to treat those who had "borne the battle." In 1862, Congress authorized the purchase of land for the country's first 14 veteran cemeteries. Today, there are 155 national military cemeteries and 119 more state, territory or tribal-operated cemeteries.

US Senate Passed a Bill for Veteran's Cost-of-Living Assistance

US Senate Passed a Bill for Veteran's Cost-of-Living Assistance

The US Senate unanimously passed the Veterans' Disability Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, bipartisan legislation that would increase compensation rates for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans