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NATIONAL STUDY REVEALS LIMITED HEALTH COVERAGE AND HIGH FEES FOR CATHETER USERS

The average amount individuals pay out-of-pocket for catheters and catheter supplies varies widely by health plan type and commercial plan brand. Among surveyed catheter users with commercial coverage, those with United Healthcare reported having the lowest coverage, with 42% surveyed saying United Healthcare did not cover any catheter costs. The average annual outlays for catheters […]

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Learn About Veteran Benefits with the Hines VA Outreach Team at Gardner – Shaw Local

At Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of veterans, their families, and caregivers. Located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago and at six area outpatient clinics, Hines VA provides primary, extended, and specialty care to veteran patients in the Chicago area. We are the […]

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Blaise Ingoglia seeks funds to improve veterans services and medical research

Rep. Republican. Blaise Ingolgia files a slew of appropriation requests, including a proposal to expand mental health services for veterans in Florida. The Spring Hill legislator is asking the Legislature to allocate $175,000 to K9 Partners for Patriots. Based in Brooksville, the nonprofit rescues shelter dogs and matches them as service animal candidates with veterans. […]

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Illinois Attorney General Updates Veterans Benefits Guide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office has released an updated guide to benefits for Illinois veterans and their families. The “Benefits for Illinois Veterans” guide was developed by the Attorney General’s Office of Military and Veterans Rights. It provides veterans and their family members with information about assistance available under federal and […]

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Enhanced Veterans Benefits Act, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Sen. Jerry Moran has introduced legislation to address the VA’s backlog of claims and speed up getting veterans benefits. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) Says he’s joined Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in introducing bipartisan legislation that would tackle the Department of Veterans Affairs’ backlog of claims and provide them with faster […]

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CPN veterans organization calls for participation

Many members of the CPN Veterans Organization find the camaraderie of the group and the opportunities to represent the tribe fulfilling. From time immemorial, the Potawatomi have served as warriors to protect the welfare of others. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization exists to bring together Citizen Potawatomi veterans, active duty members, and their families, […]

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Lansing Restaurant serves services to veterans on Veterans Day

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Today is Veterans Day and across the country people in central Michigan are reflecting on the sacrifices of veterans and their families. A Lansing business brought the community together to say thank you and give back to those who served. Veterans Day is usually marked with parades, but for the second […]

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Helen Ayer Patton appointed to Veteran Services USA Advisory Board

On Veterans Day, Helene Patton and David WebbSirius XM host Patriot, Fox Nation host and Fox News contributor to represent Veterans Services United States in the City of Tulsa parade. VSUSA will invest $30 million in the former Tulsa Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 7902 S. Lewis Ave. at Tulsa, Oklahoma. to revitalize the hotel […]

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GRCC Student Alliance Dedicates Town Hall to Discuss Veterans Services on Campus

New installation of a wooden GRCC wall on the 4th floor of Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall. (Breegan Petruska/The Collegiate Church) By Tara Black Jhe Grand Rapids Community College Student Alliance invited Patrick Coleman, GRCC Veteran Success Coordinator, Janice Holton, Veteran Benefits Coordinator, and Valerie Butterfield, Registrar of Veterans Services, to discuss services and benefits available […]

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Mercy Health Muskegon launches healthcare program for military and veterans

MUSKEGON, MI — A new program at Mercy Health Muskegon aims to provide specialized care to military members, veterans, and their families. Mercy Health Muskegon and Mercy Health Physician Partners staff are now trained to respond to health issues specific to the military community. “The training included an understanding of military culture, including the nuances […]

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Swansea Veterans Services is encouraging residents to attend the next annual Veterans Meat Supper fundraiser

For immediate release SWANSEA – Swansea Director of Veterans Services Kevin Serpa would like to share information regarding the upcoming First Christian Congregational Church Veterans Meat Pie Dinner fundraiser. On Friday, November 5 from 4-7:30 p.m., the First Christian Congregational Church will host its 14th Annual Veterans Meat Supper fundraiser in honor of Swansea veterans […]

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They fought apartheid in South Africa. Now they want veterans benefits.

PRETORIA, South Africa — Lesley Kgogo was 17 when he swapped a school uniform for military fatigues and joined the armed wing of the African National Congress in the fight to overthrow the apartheid regime in South Africa. He was among thousands who trained and slept in bush camps in other countries, then returned to […]

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Clatsop County Veterans Services Program

A Veterans Services Officer (VSO) assists with matters relating to the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA), United States Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and related government agencies. VSOs can help acquire DVA compensation, pension, education, and death benefits for county residents. If an application is denied, this program can help with the appeal process. […]

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County Veterans Organization Hosts 39th Meeting | News

GREENTOWN — The Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization meeting started on a very personal note for Tom McCandless. As veterans and their families prepared to hoist the organization’s massive American flag at the opening ceremony, the voice of McCandless’ granddaughter echoed through the field. She had recorded an essay she wrote that describes how her […]

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Veterans’ benefits could significantly increase the cost of living this year

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would again increase veterans’ benefits by the same percentage as this year’s cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients. Some experts said it could be the biggest increase in decades. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) Charles Dharapak PA Veterans could see a significant cost-of-living increase in […]

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Benefits for veterans could see a big rise in the cost of living later this year

Veterans could be in line for a steep cost-of-living increase in their benefit payments starting in December thanks to legislation finalized by Congress on Monday. The Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act passed unanimously in the House on Monday and without objection in the Senate earlier this summer. It is now heading to the White House, […]

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BG (ret.) Loree Sutton, MD named CEO of Veteran Services USA

MIAMI, September 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Officials with Veterans Services United States, a miami and New York City, today announced the appointment of BG (ret.) Loree Sutton, MD as Executive Director to lead VSUSA forward in designing and delivering innovative clinical, community, and peer services for veterans across the country. As part of its veteran […]

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Veteran Services USA Receives Major Grant from Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Preserving Historic Property Features Along Nationally Recognized Highway

VSUSA Receives Significant Grant from Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Tweet that The need to reinvest in the renovation of significant real estate assets along the Route 66 corridor is critical to avoiding future unintended losses. The frequency of overnight motel stays along the Route has decreased while the demand for affordable residential solutions […]

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DAV launches new services for veterans, expanding response to COVID-19

Leaders of the veterans services organization explain how they are supporting veterans throughout the pandemic. Since its inception in 1920, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs and partner organizations to ensure veterans receive all of their benefits. Especially since the onset of COVID-19, the Veterans Services Organization (VSO) has […]

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Veteran Services USA Completes Acquisition of $225 Million National Portfolio

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Civil servants with United States Veterans Services, a Miami-based organization, today announced the $225 million purchase of ten properties across the United States totaling more than 1.6 million square feet. The company intends to redesign and convert the existing buildings into mixed-use destinations offering hotel guests a new range of Radisson Hotel housing with […]

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Shawnee State University Military and Veteran Services Announces ‘Got Your 6’ Awards

Jay Helsel received the SSU Student “Got Your 6” award for 2021. Nicole Neal, Director of Operations for the Student Business Center, received the SSU Faculty and Staff “Got Your 6” award for 2021. PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University’s Office of Military and Veterans Services has announced the recipients of […]

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Commonwealth Hotels, Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Lockwood Development Partners and Veteran Services USA Join Forces to Execute Multi-Property Adaptive Mix at Scale

Commonwealth Hotels today announced a strategic alliance with Radisson Hotel Group Americas and Lockwood Development Partners to jointly acquire and redevelop nine hotels in eight states in partnership with Veteran Services USA, forming an extensive network of new mixed-use developments such as housing, seniors activities and day care, as well as vocational training and retraining […]

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Veterans Benefit Banking Program (VBBP)

Veterans Benefit Banking Program (VBBP) Veterans and their beneficiaries now have additional options for receiving VA benefits through direct deposit, as well as access to financial services at participating banks. If you already have a bank account but are not using direct deposit, sign in or create a VA.gov account to change your direct deposit […]

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Veterans organization launches service projects in hurricane-damaged Houston neighborhoods

Like many across the country, Army veteran T’Liza Kiel has been quarantined in her Houston home since March and the isolation has begun to weigh on her. She and approximately 200 other veterans and community partners participated in Operation Bayou City Blitz, a voluntary initiative organized by the veteran association The Mission Continues. The series […]

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Regional Office Websites – Veterans Benefits Administration

VA regional offices will reopen Some regional offices have reopened with limited hours and services. We may screen visitors due to COVID-19 and be required to wear a face mask or blanket and sanitize/wash hands. For your safety and convenience, we continue to offer online and telephone support. Visit each of the websites below to […]

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Careers at VBA – Veterans Benefits Administration

Careers at VBA Serve your community by supporting those who have served. VBA offers many career opportunities for veterans looking for new ways to serve, or people who want to give back to those who defended our freedom. Careers with competitive salaries, retirement plans and paid vacations are available at VBA. Watch some of our […]

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Veterans services are especially critical during the COVID-19 crisis

Veterans are one of the most resilient segments of our society. Only about 1% of our country is currently in service, and those who choose to serve bear the burden of responding to significant threats to our communities and the country as a whole. Some people decide to enter the service on active duty, while […]

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Texas A&M University Director of Veteran Services Receives National Award

Colonel Gerald L. Smith was recognized this month by the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Texas A&M Division of Student Affairs The director of veterans services at Texas A&M University was recognized this month by the National Association for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) for his passion, dedication and […]

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Local veterans organization wins national award | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A local veterans organization is now in the national spotlight after winning a major award. The Veteran’s Club works every day to improve the lives of servicemen in Kentucky. “I want to create as many opportunities as possible for veterans to improve,” said veteran and club founder Jeremy Harrell. The group […]

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Members of the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative honor 9/11 by helping each other

Eighteen years after the nation was forever changed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, veterans gathered in a Valencia parking lot, socializing and helping each other in Santa Clarita’s first visit with a vet event. At the event held outside a mall on the corner of McBean Parkway and Decoro Drive, nearly 100 veterans, their families, […]

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Terry Pendergraft Retiring From Veterans Services

Terry Pendergraft served his final appointment as Preble County Veterans Services Director on Friday, May 31. He has served as the Preble County Director of Veterans Services since 2002, 17 years in that role. EATON – Terry Pendergraft served his last day as Preble County Veterans Services Director on Friday, May 31. […]

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Kelly Center brings veteran services to the Hays community through the Manhattan Vet Center

02/28/18 HAYS, Kan. – The Fort Hays State University Kelly Center has partnered with the Manhattan Area Veterinary Center to bring veterans services to FHSU and the Hays community. Starting in March, a team of counselors and veterans will provide free services, including: Individual consultation Group consultation Family counseling bereavement counseling Veterans Affairs Treatment Benefits […]

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About VBA – Veterans Benefits Administration

About VBA The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a variety of benefits and services to military members, veterans and their families. Below are some of our main program offices within VBA. Compensation department: Oversees the provision of Disability Award, a non-taxable monetary benefit paid to disabled veterans who result from illness or injury sustained or […]

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Veteran Benefits You May Not Know

Besides the plethora of benefits available to our country’s veterans and their families, there are many other little-known benefits and programs that are not prominent. Learn about veteran benefits that can improve the lives of older veterans and help ease the financial burden of medical care and other expenses. It’s no secret that the Department […]