Disabled Veterans

What Forms Do I Need to Apply for VA Disability?

If you are getting ready to retire or separate from the United States military, chances are good you are already thinking about applying for VA compensation for service-connected medical issues. If you have already applied and received a decision, you may be wondering how you can increase your VA disability compensation.

5 Tips for Applying for VA Disability Benefits

There are some important steps to take when you apply for VA disability benefits. Some of them apply situationally, such as what to do if you have to start the application process from an overseas location. Others are more universal, such as knowing what to do if you lose your DD Form 214, Report of… Read more »

Commissary Benefits Expand to Veteran Community: See If You’re Eligible

Commissary Benefits for Veterans In 2019, the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act expanded Commissary benefits to veterans meeting certain eligibility criteria. Previously, Commissary benefits were only open to active duty service members, their dependents, retirees, and a select few others in restricted categories. Things have changed, and DeCA is having a hard… Read more »

VA Expands Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans

In a recently released entry into the Federal Register, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amended the regulations regarding grants for Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Program.  The Specially Adapted Housing Program Within this program there are two major sources of assistance: Specially Adapted Housing Grant Special Housing Adaptation Grant The assistance provided by the SAH… Read more »

Next18 Golf Camps for Veterans

NEXT18: Veteran Support Through Golf

Next18 Golf Camps offer training to disabled veterans and first responders, using golf as a medium to improve mental health. Learn more.

Steps to VA Disability Claims

How to File VA Disability Claims

Filing a claim with the VA is notoriously difficult. Here are some tips on how to file your VA disability claim to help make it easier.

Disabled Veterans May Get Expanded Retirement Benefits

A bipartisan push in Congress could provide nearly 42,000 combat-injured veterans with expanded retirement benefits.  They would be eligible to receive both disability compensation and retired pay. The bill, if passed, would allow disabled veterans who were medically retired before serving 20 years to receive their full military benefits. 

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VA Auto Allowance for Adaptive Equipment

Allowance for Auto with Adaptive Equipment from VA Few things diminish your freedom and independence like being unable to drive.  If a service-related (service-connected) disability has impacted your ability to drive, you may be eligible for an allowance to buy adaptive equipment designed to help you get back on the road.  Find out if you… Read more »

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Military Benefits Changes for 2021

Military and veterans’ benefits changes that have been announced for 2021 for TRICARE, military pay, BAH, BAS, COLA, Social Security, TSP and more!

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Veterans’ Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Lawsuit

The eras of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has led to an increase of veterans with mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And since Sept. 11, 2001, over 150,000 soldiers have been discharged from the Army with a less-than-honorable discharge. By receiving these discharges, these veterans no longer have access to government benefits that would help them with their mental health. Instead of assistance, many veterans have faced unemployment, substance abuse, or homelessness. A new lawsuit hopes to provide some of them with upgraded discharge statuses to get them the help and services they need.

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI) Overview

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI) is a Veterans’ Affairs insurance program that offers low-cost coverage to eligible service members. It is available to veterans who have service-connected disabilities. The basic coverage amount is up to $10,000. Can you apply? You can apply for S-DVI if all of the following conditions are true. You:… Read more »

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VA Adapted Housing Grants: An Overview

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a number of housing grants that are funded to help veterans regain independence in their daily lives. Here we provide an overview of these programs.

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Military Benefits Changes for 2020

2020 Military Benefit Updates Changes For the latest military benefit changes for 2022, please go here. Changes announced so far.  Please keep checking back, as we will continue updating new changes to your military benefits for 2020. TRICARE Drug Costs To Increase By Over 40% Every year on January 1st, TRICARE has its regular cost… Read more »

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3 Million to Gain Access To Military Shopping

According to an article by Military Times, 3 million more people will gain access to military shopping in 2020. These new customers will be able to shop at the Commissary and the Exchange.  In addition, they will have access to some MWR programs. ** For latest updates, go here. When Will They Gain Access This… Read more »