The American Rescue Plan of 2021 was signed into law by President Biden on March 11th. In this law, there is $386 million for the Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. This new program will be able to offer up to 12 months of training and employment assistance for veterans who are unemployed to enter high-demand occupations.
Nursing school is hard, passing the NCLEX is not easy, and working as a nurse is as challenging as it is rewarding. What might be considered the most difficult years of nursing are the transition years between student nurse and competent nurse. The VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) program supports nurses during these transition years. The program bolsters the training of nursing school by offering additional time to hone clinical skills that are critically important to a successful nursing career.
Whether you retired out of the military or separated before retirement you will want to make sure to live in a state where your money will go far. So, we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 most affordable states to live after your military service.
Vaccinating a huge population, like veterans, requires strategic planning and collaboration between organizations to ensure the vaccines are distributed safely and effectively. The VA released a COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to do just that in Dec 2020. Important aspects of this plan are summarized in the following article.
Deciding where to live and work after transitioning out of the military can be an overwhelming process especially if you haven’t decided which state to live in. We have put together some factors for you to consider. Setting yourself up to make sure your money goes further and living in a state that has veteran employment programs as well as companies willing to hire veterans will help the transition from military life to civilian life.
Is being on time part of the veteran DNA? In your civilian career, networking will be one of your most important tools, and your reputation within your network is built on your integrity and reliability.
Those who have served their country may consider looking to private industry to put their talents to work for them. Those with more management and administrative skills will be perfect candidates for franchise options. Below is a list of a few restaurant franchises that offer financial incentives to veterans for opportunities in the food industry.
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 »
If you are a member of the military community, and you love hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation, then you do not want to miss these awesome state benefits! The following states report that these state benefits are the most unused each year.
If you are a veteran and you are from, or live in, one of the following states, then you may have overlooked some really great state benefits dealing with land and housing.
The following three states have programs for veterans that either revolve around occupational licensing or veteran designations on their drivers licenses. Unfortunately, many veterans are not taking advantage of them. Take a look.
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2020 Legislation aimed at increasing benefits for disabled veterans passed through the Senate and is now awaiting President Trump to sign it into law. Bi-Partisan Bill Introduced and Championed by Veterans, Elaine Luria and Mike Bost H.R. 6168, Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2020, was first… Read more »
I don’t know about you, but it seems like we can all use some help these days. With the pandemic still affecting huge swaths of our country, money has been tight. For this reason, I’d like to call your attention to 6 states that offer overlooked financial benefits to their resident veterans.
First established in 1996 by the Armed Services YMCA, Veterans and Military Families Month is celebrated each November. It is a time to honor those who not only know what service entails firsthand, but also make sacrifices alongside their service members in everyday life.
Did you know that yoga has the potential to improve chronic low back pain, PTSD symptoms, and insomnia? As a veteran, you likely have access to free classes and can benefit from yoga – which may aid your general well-being even if you don’t suffer from back pain or PTSD.
For a limited time, the UPS Store will waive the $29,950 franchise fee for the first 10 veterans who qualify. Even if you miss out on the promotion, the UPS Store has a standing discount of $10,000 off the franchise fee with 50% off the application fee for veterans.
The VA recently announced a new partnership to increase awareness and expand resources for lung cancer screening for veterans. This is big news because cancer is more prevalent among veterans than the general population.
Largest VA Budget Proposal Passes House On July 24th, legislation providing appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (HR 7608) passed the House with a contentious vote of 224 in favor and 189 opposed to the legislation. What is remarkable about this bill is that it was only introduced 11 days before it was approved,… Read more »
VA Adapted Housing Grants: An Introduction Our military community is amazing! They are frequently away from home, missing anniversaries and birthdays, to answer the call of the nation. Many honorable men and women have sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. Many others have suffered and become disabled as a result of their… Read more »
How Military and Veterans Can Protect Themselves From Scams Scammers are coming out of the woodwork these days, and they’re getting more sophisticated. If you’re in the military, or a veteran, they want to get their hands on your government benefits. According to a recent AARP study, nearly 80% of veterans reported being targeted by… Read more »
More than the GI Bill: College Bound, Service Member Financial Tips With a little planning you can stretch the GI Bill into a graduate degree. Here are a few tips that should help you create a five-year plan to get you through one enlistment and in to college. There are tips spanning those looking to… Read more »
How You Can Grow Your Network as a Veteran What does your professional network look like? If you are transitioning from military to civilian employment, thinking about taking college courses, or navigating your sixth PCS as a military spouse, a strong professional network can answer specific questions. You know, the ones that scouring the internet… Read more »
Service members and veterans can come home from war needing to heal. There are many different ways to do this. One way to help is to offer these service members and veterans a service dog. Here is a list of organizations that help service members and veterans receive a service dog, and in some cases an emotional or healing dog.
This Veterans Day you can find all types of discounts from a free meal, to an extra percentage off of a product. You and also find discounts for military, veterans and their families at amusement parks, zoos and aquariums around the US. Veterans Day Discounts For Amusement Parks, Zoos and Aquariums Never miss a military… Read more »
This Veterans Day, there are quite a few discounts out there for anyone currently serving, anyone who previously served, and in some cases their families. You can make plans to go to an amusement park or spend the day at a local zoo or receive a free meal. Beyond amusement parks and restaurants, here are even more Veterans Day discounts you won’t want to miss.
Veterans Day is a way to honor military veterans, no matter when they served. During that weekend, many places offer extra military discounts and some restaurants will offer a free meal. Here is a list of 25 places where you should be able to find a free meal either on Veterans day or during Veterans… Read more »
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 »
Verizon, VA Team Up To Help Veterans Verizon and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA, have partnered to help veterans who are also Verizon customers have access to the VA’s telehealth app “VA Video Connect” that launched in 2017. This app will enable remote consultations with healthcare professionals and with the partnership, the… Read more »