Suicide prevention is a top priority of The American Legion. Deeply concerned about the number of military veterans who take their own lives at rates higher than that of the general population, the nation’s largest organization of wartime veterans established a Suicide Prevention Program under the supervision of its TBI/PTSD standing committee, which reports to the national … [Read more...] about Veterans Suicide – An American Legion White Paper
When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a Veterans Affairs Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about when it comes to filing Veterans Affairs Disability Claims. [Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog] 1. What benefits … [Read more...] about 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
You'd think they'd learn how to anticipate costs by now, it happens here they didn't as they didn't with VA CHOICE and let's not forget the Denver VA cost overruns. Higher-than-anticipated costs is one of a number of problems that the agency has faced for months of a yearlong charge to implement the “Forever” GI Bill, which contains 34 changes to veterans’ education benefits … [Read more...] about Higher than estimated costs and other challenges to implement ‘Forever’ GI Bill
Basically they would like to merge VA with TRICARE. Can't imagine that going going well. Congress - not consulted Veterans Groups - not consulted Studies Done - none “My overarching concern is these are very dramatic changes in the way health care is delivered to veterans,” said Carrie Farmer, a senior policy researcher on military care at Rand Corp., who has … [Read more...] about Veterans Affairs exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon
Back on January 12th, 2017, I won a CUE as well as permanent IU via a decision from a review officer, I won both on the spot. So here it is some 6 weeks later, and I still haven't heard anything. No information on Ebenefits page, no contact from my American Legion rep-hell he won't even return my calls! I called the 800 number, and they don't have anything … [Read more...] about How long from decision to notification?