The statistics are still startling: 20 veterans a day die by suicide. And that number, while slightly lower this year, is still 20 too many. But, the more important shift is that the conversation is changing.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the largest health care system in the country. When you become enrolled in the VA health care system, it's for a lifetime.
The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries.
I am a surviving spouse of a 100% service connected veteran. Is my step child entitled to any portion of my DIC payments?
DIC can be apportioned if the child is under the age of 18 and not living with the surviving spouse. The child is only entitled to DIC in their own right if they were over the age of 18 and in college or a helpless child.
In keeping with our commitment to veterans with disabilities, and their families and caregivers, the leadership from United Spinal Association and its VetsFirst program participated in a meet-n-greet tour at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The VA announced that it has implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which represents one of the most significant statutory changes to benefit Veterans in decades.
When you request an increase in your VA disability rating, you are in effect opening up your claim for re-evaluation. You need to make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you file.
The VA official site states clearly that any substance that is illegal on the federal level is NOT permitted to be used, recommended, prescribed, or endorsed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act allows veterans with a permanent and total service-connected Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating to travel space available on military aircraft.