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VETS NATIONAL ADVOCATES ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Vets National Advocates is excited to announce the winners of its annual academic scholarship and annual merit scholarship. Congratulations to Tyler Skala of Elizabethtown, Kentucky who will receive a $2,500 scholarship to continue his educational pursuits.… Read More

Veterans Unemployment Numbers Drop to Historic Low

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shared good news about veterans August unemployment rate on Friday, just days before the nation celebrated Labor Day. According to its data, last month, the unemployment rate for veterans dropped to its lowest rate… Read More

What is a Disability Rating?

Every veteran who applies for veterans disability benefits will be assigned a disability rating upon review of the medical evidence submitted as part of your claim. This rating dictates the level of compensation you are eligible to receive based on the… Read More

Choosing an Appeals Process: Traditional or DRO

If you have been denied veterans disability benefits, you have one year to submit a notice of disagreement, notifying the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that you would like to appeal the decision.From there, the VA will send you an Appeal Election… Read More

New Law Waives License Plate Fees for Combat Veterans

Illinois has just passed a law that will help veterans make the transition back to civilian life a little smoother. Both chambers of the Illinois State Legislature unanimously passed a law that gives active veterans returning from duty the right to qualify… Read More

Cost of Living Hike for Disabled Veterans

Congress is set to approve a cost of living hike for veterans in 2016. However, veterans and federal officials will not know how much the hike is for another two months. The increase will be announced in October, when the Social Security hike is also… Read More

VA Backlog of Veterans Benefits Claims Falls Below 100,000

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has reduced the number of backlogged claims by 84 percent since 2013 the lowest number since it began keeping records of this kind in 2007.Backlogged claims are defined as any veterans disability… Read More

Hundreds Show Up to Funeral of Veteran Who Had No Family

Hundreds of people show up to honor a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam and died on July 29th without any family to claim his remains or plan his funeral.Don Kaas, a Vietnam veteran, passed away at age 66 in July at a VA hospital. Despite their efforts,… Read More

Moral Injury: A Psychological Wound from War

Some veterans return from war with physical injuries, but many also return with mental injuries. The most common, and well-known, mental anguish that veterans suffer from after returning from war is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But some studies… Read More

Former Walter Reed Medical Center May Become Veterans Housing

A deal being negotiated between the Army and the city of Washington, D.C., could give the historic Walter Reed Medical Center renewed purpose as housing for the citys estimated 340 homeless veterans living on the streets of the city.For many veterans,… Read More

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