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Association Offers Advice on Knowledge all Veterans Should Have

The Military Officers of America Association, a 370,000 member strong organization that was founded in Los Angeles in 1929, proudly proclaims itself the “nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers.” A recent posting on the MOAA website  offers … Continue reading

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Female Veterans Face Their Own, Specific Challenges

All military veterans face challenges when it comes to returning to civilian life, but as the conservative media outlet Newsmax.com pointed out in a recent story, the growing number of female veterans must cope with some unique ones. The article … Continue reading

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Innovative Project Allows Veterans to Help Health Care into the Future

A remarkable research project is under way that will enable veterans, who have given so much to their country, to give even more. Recently, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald brought to 441,196 the number of those volunteering … Continue reading

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Budget Shortfall Could Close VA Hospitals

Health care for veterans, already in a deplorable state, could be about to get much worse, according to a recent Associated Press story that ran in in The San Diego Union-Tribune. The Department of Veterans Affairs may have to shut … Continue reading

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Proposed New Pension Rules Labeled ‘Attack’ On Veterans, Families

A recent opinion piece in Forbes magazine pulled no punches in criticizing proposed new Veterans Administration rules dealing with who can receive monthly pension and widows’ benefits. “It’s an attempt to prevent people from gaming the system by giving away … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Successfully Applying for Veterans Benefits

The government’s helping hand can be a little slippery and hard to hold on to — especially for veterans. View image | gettyimages.com For the last few months, NPR has featured an ongoing series called Back at Base, which chronicles … Continue reading

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Special Courts Deal With Special Problems Of Veterans

Veterans deserve special treatment for the sacrifices they have made in serving their country. View image | gettyimages.com They also often have special problem as a result of their military experience, and that’s why there is a growing trend across … Continue reading

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ABA Has Committee Focused On Legal Needs Of Veterans

Because the legal issues faced by veterans can be so complex and particular, the American Bar Association has a Coordinating Committee on Veterans Benefits and Services. Many who serve on the panel were themselves in the military and approach the … Continue reading

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Veterans Generally Need Accredited Help Filing For Benefits

Veterans may receive assistance from anyone at all in making claims for benefits – but only once. #142020890 / gettyimages.com After that, according to federal law, the person offering the help must be accredited as either an attorney, agent or … Continue reading

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Medicare And Veterans Administration Benefits Don’t Work Together

Veterans trying to decide between using their VA benefits or Medicare can use both, but only to a limited extent, according to the website Medicareinteractive.org. #200559688-001 / gettyimages.com “You can have both Medicare and Veterans Affairs benefits,” the site states. … Continue reading

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