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Updates on the Family Caregiver program for legacy participants …

(53 years ago) Apr 20, 2022  · So here’s the root problem for all family and veteran programs: Congress creates the program, tells the VA to make up the rules, and calls it a day.

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VA updates rating criteria for musculoskeletal and muscle injuries

(53 years ago) Feb 25, 2021  · In late 2017, VA began a multi-year effort to revise and update the VASRD, or VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities.The VASRD’s 15 body systems had seen periodic rating criteria updates, but this continuing effort reflects the first comprehensive review since 1945.

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Are you eligible to file for benefits based on presumptive exposure?

(53 years ago) Nov 08, 2021  · I file a supplemental claim on December 2019 January 27th 2020 my claim went to the initial review. That was request to in March of 2020 since then request 3 request4 request 5 request 6 request 7 have all been closed and no longer needed.

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Celebrating social workers and the VA system that empowers them

(53 years ago) May 15, 2022  · I’m a social worker by trade and by heart, and nowhere is that a bigger deal – or a better fit — than in the Veteran ecosystem. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employs the largest number of master’s level social workers in the …

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1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is the one number to reach VA

(53 years ago) Dec 15, 2020  · 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411) is available 24 hours-a-day, 365 day-a-year to connect Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors with VA.

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Emergency medical care for Veterans: eligibility and VA …

(53 years ago) May 25, 2018  · Hello, I’m a 100% service connected permanent and total and I went to an emergency room in Cedar Rapids Iowa right before I move to Puerto Rico therefore I didn’t find out about this until a couple years later when $2,000 showed up on my credit report and I’m just wondering is there any kind of relief for me because I can’t get anybody to help me with it they …

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Ten things most Veterans don’t know about VA home loans

(53 years ago) Oct 12, 2016  · More than 21 million Veterans and Servicemembers live in the U.S. today, but only about 6 percent of them bought a home using a VA home loan in the past five years. That percentage could be much higher.

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Free Veteran training for Microsoft Software and Systems …

(53 years ago) Mar 11, 2021  · To everyone commenting on the fact that it isn’t fully “free”. If you attend the informational briefing or read the bio on the MSSA site, you would see that they provide a voucher that covers the entire MTA exam once for the CAD track or provide a good discount on the CompTIA exam for the SCA track.

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Help recognize VA's health care heroes - VAntage Point

(53 years ago) Feb 08, 2022  · Help recognize VA's health care heroes. Have you seen a VA employee doing something noteworthy, in words or action, and making a positive difference to the Veterans we serve? If so, consider nominating them for an I CARE Award.

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Advanced diabetes technology aids Veterans - VAntage Point

(53 years ago) May 10, 2022  · It’s a joke, I’m a 100% disabled veteran & the care I get from the El Centro, California, VA outpost is the worst! I’ve given up fighting, I have Congestive heart failure, diabetes #2, Arrythima, left ventricular Block, multiple disc ruptures in …

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The Battleship in Building One - VAntage Point

(53 years ago) May 11, 2022  · For more than 100 years, Edward Hines, Jr. VA hospital has served Chicago-area Veterans. Although a century of expansion and remodeling has left the sprawling 147-acre campus looking very different from when it first opened in 1921, many lost histories remain tucked away in overlooked boxes, closets and rooms.

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NCA launches new interactive “Find a Cemetery” map

(53 years ago) May 17, 2022  · In time for this year’s Memorial Day, NCA has launched a new interactive “Find a Cemetery” map. The feature enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at any of the 155 VA managed or …

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National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events

(53 years ago) Interested in becoming a Paralympic athlete? The VA National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events Office provides a monthly assistance allowance for Veterans with disabilities training in Paralympic sports, as well as certain Veterans with disabilities selected for or competing with the national Olympic Team, as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 322(d) and Section …

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Two programs, one mission for Veterans’ caregivers

(53 years ago) May 09, 2022  · What are the two programs? First is the Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS). PGCSS is the core of CSP. This clinical program empowers caregivers by offering resources that sharpen their caregiving skills and services that support their personal growth, health and well-being.

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VA websites get ongoing enhancements - VAntage Point

(53 years ago) May 16, 2022  · VA is always refining its websites. “There really isn’t a day where we say it’s done, where we go celebrate, walk away, and go on to something else,” said Samara Strauss, a digital service expert who works for the VA digital team that is responsible for maintaining and updating the VA website.

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Peter M. Rhee: Navy Surgeon - VAntage Point

(53 years ago) May 19, 2022  · Dr. Peter M. Rhee is known for being the chief of trauma at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He saved many lives after during a 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona. During the event, he was one of the public faces in the press discussing the treatment he and other doctors provided to those who were harmed.

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Live Whole Health #122: Connecting Mind & Body Session 2

(53 years ago) May 16, 2022  · This week’s #LiveWholeHealth is the follow-up to the previous post, Connecting Mind & Body Session 1, which offers a simple yet profound practice of connecting body and breath.This meditative session will help you release and relax. We often carry stress in …

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VA Adaptive Sports Grant Program

(53 years ago) How to apply. To apply for a grant through the VA Adaptive Sports Grant Program, a proposal based on the instructions provided in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) must be submitted during the announcement period.

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Make your diet Mediterranean - VAntage Point

(53 years ago) May 14, 2022  · The Mediterranean diet is mostly comprised of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans/nuts/seeds and olive oil. It contains low amounts of red meat and added sugar.

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#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo

(53 years ago) May 14, 2022  · Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is U.S. Army Veteran Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo, who served during World War II from 1944 to 1946. Seetoo was born in Stockton, California, in 1918.

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National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

(53 years ago) Since 2000, the Auxiliary has co-presented NVCAF, alongside the Department of Veterans Affairs.Carrying out the Auxiliary’s mission of Service Not Self, members, units, and departments support the local competitions, the Festival, and make generous monetary donations to …

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#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Charles Robert Rubado

(53 years ago) May 20, 2022  · Charles Robert Rubado was born in July 1982 in Honolulu on O’ahu Island, Hawaii. In 2004, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Florida Southern College.While in school, Rubado was a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

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Free tax return preparation for Veterans, military members …

(53 years ago) Jan 22, 2015  · Earlier this week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started accepting electronically filed tax returns as well as paper returns. The IRS reminds taxpayers that filing electronically is the most accurate and safest way to file a …

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National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

(53 years ago) Founded in 2008, the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic introduces Veterans to the world of adaptive sports and summer activities by providing access and experiential learning to surfing, sailing, kayaking, cycling and adaptive fitness. The goal of the clinic is to improve Veterans’ overall physical and mental health. The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic …

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National Veterans Golden Age Games

(53 years ago) Annual National Sponsor: Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) VCS is proud to be a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a self-sustaining entity, VCS provides merchandise and services to Veterans enrolled in VA’s Health Care System, their families, caregivers, VA employees, volunteers and visitors.

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