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.
VA has begun processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in South-East Asia and certain other areas – if these conditions manifested within ten years of a qualifying period of military service.
Veterans Affairs officials expect to publish new rules granting presumptive benefits status for military burn pit victims as early as next week, but payouts still may be months away.
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’
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.
James Hatch is a veteran who fought in Iraq. While in combat, his life was saved by a dog named Spike. Spike meant the world to him, but he tragically died, and Hatch returned to the United States with severe PTSD.
World War II veteran’s widow will have a more secure future after a U.S. Senator stepped in to ensure she received the benefits her husband earned.
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.
Angelo State University has earned national recognition as one of the top veteran-friendly schools in the U.S. for 2021, by both U.S. Veterans Magazine and the MilitaryBenefits.info independent online information guide for military and veteran benefits, according to an ASU press release.
Many Korean War veterans and their caregivers who may be celebrating the relatively new Armistice Day are unaware of all the VA benefits they might have earned.
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
A House panel is weighing a $770 billion defense policy bill that includes a provision to give lower-income military families a basic needs allowance -- a stipend that advocacy groups say would relieve stress and "food insecurity" among U.S. troops.