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 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.
Federal officials have extended dental insurance enrollment for military retirees who missed sign-up cutoff as the Tricare Retiree Dental Plan (TRDP) prepares to sunset Dec. 31
The Department of Defense announced that the maximum amount payable under the Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance (SSIA) program will increase on Jan. 1, 2019.
This new privilege extends to online only, not shopping in the brick-and-mortar locations. Through the website, veterans will be able to purchase any items except for uniforms, alcohol and tobacco products.
United Spinal's advocacy to expand community choice for veterans is paying off! The VA MISSION Act passed the Senate by a vote of 92-5 and provides more than $5 billion in funding for the VA Choice program.
VetsFirst is monitoring all actions pertaining to this legislation, and working with Congress to ensure all veterans, especially those with disabilities, have timely access to medical care.
You are eligible for a $3,000.00 exemption on your Income Tax if you were honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty on or any time before the last day of the tax year.
You can now manage your primary care and certain specialty care VA appointments online at participating VA facilities. You will need a Premium My HealtheVet Account to use online scheduling.