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Nevada Congresswoman Introduces Legislation to Address VA Appeals Backlog

Congresswoman Dina Titus, from Nevadas First Congressional District, has created new legislation which seeks to address the VAs backlog of hundreds of thousands of appeals for VA benefits. Currently, the Department of Veteran Affairs has over 300,000… Read More

This Week in Military Heroism: CDR Howard W. Gilmore Sacrifices Himself for His Ship

February 7, 1943 This week in military heroism, Commander Howard W. Gilmores sacrifice made him the first American submariner to receive a Medal of Honor for his bravery.  His actions made him a legend in the Navy, and his self-sacrificing command of… Read More

Service-Connected Disabilities: What You Need to Know

If you are struggling with a medical condition or injury, it may be connected to your military serviceeven if it developed decades after you were first enlisted. Most people who think of service-connected disabilities only think of those obvious injuries… Read More

VA Announces Largest Reorganization in Department History

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Monday that the organization would be restructuring into a simplified, 5-region national framework as part of a large-scale effort to improve veterans services and decrease the level of bureaucracy in the… Read More

Which Type of BVA Hearing is Right for You?

When you need to appeal your disability benefits, you have several options for your appeals hearing. Before you fill out your appeals form, learn more about your options and what each may mean for your claim.Section 8 of VA Form 9 requires that you make… Read More

House of Representatives Passes Veterans Suicide Bill

The United States House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill aimed at preventing suicides among veterans. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act was passed with 403 votes in favor of the bill, no votes against… Read More

How to Increase Your VA Disability Rating

Many types of medical conditions get worse over time. If you are a veteran receiving disability benefits from the VA, you have the right to request that your rating be increased if your medical condition causes your health to deteriorate.   Before you… Read More

How to Send a Care Package to a Soldier Overseas

Those serving in the armed forces overseas always appreciate care packages from family, friends, or even strangers. During the holidays, these packages are especially important to keep up troop morale.If you are interested in sending a care package to… Read More

How to Get a Veterans Identification Card

Many veterans would like to have some type of standard identification card which verifies their military history and is less cumbersome than carrying around their discharge paperwork. Unfortunately, the federal government does not provide veteran ID cards… Read More

Dont Fall Victim to Scams Targeting Veterans this Holiday Season

Each year, the holidays tend to bring out the best in people. Charities work extra hard to take advantage of the seasonal goodwill, and opportunities for charitable giving are plentiful. Many charitable organizations donate money to veterans organizations… Read More

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