As part of VA's ongoing commitment to provide care to veterans and their families, the Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that it will start the process of amending its regulations to establish presumptions of service connection for certain conditions resulting from exposure to contaminated drinking water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. This process is in addition to the healthcare VA already provides for 15 conditions to eligible veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec.
A couple of questions Veterans Service Representatives (VSRs) are often asked about claims processing, "What is evidence?" and "Is my evidence helpful to my claim?" In short, evidence is anything you (the claimant) submit to VA, or VA attempts to obtain on your behalf, in support of your disability claim.
The newly revised edition of the Army regulation for military awards, AR 600-8-22, lays out the procedures that service members, veterans and surviving family members need to follow for requesting replacement medals of previously awarded decorations. Replacement medals will be issued on a one-time, no-cost basis to the recipient of the award, or the primary next of kin to a deceased recipient.
St. Cloud VA veterans will soon receive improved appointment letters in their mailboxes. The new letter now clearly lists the clinic location by building and room number, and provides contact information for each appointment. Here is an example of the previous appointment letter: MONDAY JUN 30, 2015 8:00AM Stc LAB DO NOT EAT (WATER OK) Clinic And here is how the same example appointment will appear in the new format: Date/Time: MONDAY JUN 30, 2015 8:00AM Clinic: STC LAB DO NOT EAT (WATER OK) Location: Bldg.
In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Minnesota Department of Administration announced a new state-level certification for Minnesota-based veteran-owned small businesses. Certified businesses qualify for up to a six percent preference on state procurement and construction bids. "Our goal is to better serve those who honorably served their country," said Administration Commissioner Matt Massman.
One would think that age to enlist in the US military would be a simple category. One is either old enough, or too old, right? Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work that way. By federal law (10 U.S.C., 505), the minimum age for enlistment in the United States Military is 17 (with parental consent) and 18 (without parental consent). The maximum age is 35. However, DOD policy allows the individual services to specify the maximum age of enlistment based upon their own unique requirements.
Perham Living Adult Day Service is excited to announce we are now contracted with the Veteran's Administration for our Adult Day Services. Our Adult Day Services offer life enhancing support in a safe, flexible and fun environment. Our participants benefit from socialization and planned activities, while the caregiver receives a much-needed break from their caregiving role. Perham Living is an accredited VA contracted Nursing Home which gives local veterans an option for VA provided nursing home care. Please join us for our Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Veterans are often confused about Department of Veterans Affairs 100 percent disability ratings and whether or not they can work if rated at 100 percent. There are four types of 100 percent disability ratings. 1. Combined. When a veteran's service-connected disabilities combine to 100 percent, he can work full time. 2. TDIU or IU. This stands for Total Disability/Individual Unemployability. It is a specific type of claim made by a veteran, requesting he be paid at the 100 percent rate even though his disabilities do not combine to 100.
(Note: I am look for volunteer drivers to take veterans to appointments in Fargo, St Cloud, Minneapolis, Brainerd, Alexandria and Fergus Falls.
(Note: I am looking for volunteer drivers to take veterans to appointments in Fargo, St Cloud, Minneapolis, Brainerd, Alexandria and Fergus Falls. If you are interested, please call me for more information.) The Department of Veteran Affairs has created a new internet website for surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died on active duty and for survivors and dependents of veterans who died after leaving the service. The site is organized into two broad categories-death in service and death after service.