Every Veteran should apply for VA health care. If you are eligible VA will get you an ID card which will get you discounts at many businesses including Home Depot, Lowes, and many Other places especially around memorial Day and/or Veteran’s day A 10 % discount on a new Fridge, lawn mower, BBQ grill etc can be worth it.
If not near a VA Med Cen, Clinic, office etc, a local county vet service officer can help you fill out form or do it on-line
Women Veterans Make History
"Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom. That our resolve was just as great as the brave men who stood among us. ... That the tears fell just as hard for those we left behind us." -- As quoted in an NPR series,*† these words are carved into the ceiling of the Women's Memorial,*† which recently celebrated its 15th Anniversary. Read coverage.
Veteran Data and Information
Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Data and Information Web Site. This site is managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Policy to provide you with aggregate data and findings about veterans.
This site includes socio-economic data, the demographic characteristics of veterans, the geographical distribution of the veteran population, and other statistical data and information by veteran program. The Office of Policy continually updates this site based on the most recent data from veterans' surveys and other research.
*Data collected through the Department of Veterans Affairs' online resources and Freedom of Information Act requests.
*See the VA's Monday Morning Reports and its Aspire system for more information. http://www.vba.va.gov/REPORTS/mmwr/index.asp
VA Health Care Myths
: Rumor mills are permanent fixtures in schools, offices and wherever people congregate, and most of the time they’re pretty innocuous. But myths and rumors that deal with health–in this case Veterans health–are a serious matter that can prevent qualified Vets from seeking the care they both need and deserve. Many have come up in the comments section at http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/?p=586, and others I hear from the guys in my old unit. The myths won’t die unless they are addressed publicly and clearly, so we present you with the most common we hear, and the straightforward answers they need.
Click On Link Below: To veiw information regarding training on VA Claim Forms. Same information is used to train Veteran Service Officers.
VA Veterans Justice Outreach Program
The purpose of the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA services as clinically indicated. Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists are responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners.
Please note that VA cannot provide legal services. If you need legal assistance, please see www.statesidelegal.org/findinghelp or contact your local VJO Specialist who may know of community resources for legal assistance.
If you would like to learn more about Veterans Treatment Courts, please see the Justice for Vets site.
Please see below for a list of VJO Specialist contacts. Specialists often work outside the office in jails and courts, and may have only periodic access to email – if there is no response within several days, please re-email the Specialist. Please provide your contact information and briefly describe your concern.
VA Makes Changes to Veterans Choice Program
Changes Remove Barriers and Expands Access to Care
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a number of changes to make participation in the Veterans Choice Program easier and more convenient for Veterans who need to use it. The move, which streamlines eligibility requirements, follows feedback from Veterans along with organizations working on their behalf.
Veterans seeking to use the Veterans Choice Program or wanting to know more about it, can call1-866-606-8198 to confirm their eligibility and to schedule an appointment. For more details about the Veterans Choice Program and VA’s progress, visit: http://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/
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Agent Orange: Alphabetized Ships List
If your vessel is not included in the Mobile Riverine Force, ISF Division 93 or listed designations (see "Find Your Ship"), check the alphabetized list of ships below.
To search for your ship, look under the first letter of the formal ship name. For example, if your ship's name is USS Dennis J. Buckley, look under the letter "D" for Dennis.
Ships will be regularly added to the list based on information confirmed in official records of ship operations. Currently there are 344 ships on this list. Ship not on the list and you think it should be?
Questions about your eligibility for disability compensation? Contact your nearest VA benefits office, veterans service organization, county or state veterans service officer, or other qualified representative.
Last updated: November 2015
Agent Orange and Ships
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