Free medical coverage for the service dogs of veterans is now being handled under a new Veterans Affairs Department contract with pet health insurance company Trupanion. The program pays 100 percent of the costs for veteran-owned service dogs for ongoing preventive care as well as emergency care and other medical treatments and prescription medications. The coverage is available only to veteran-owned service dogs that VA has determined are eligible for the program, as well as VA-owned PTSD dogs. The contract is expected to speed up the process for reimbursement to veterinarians.
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV), a nonprofit organization serving veterans statewide, along with the Otter Tail County Veteran Service office, will be holding the first Fergus Falls Veterans' Stand Down. All veterans seeking services are welcome. Onsite assistance available include free lunch, clothing, VA benefit information, legal assistance including a court component, housing and employment assistance and referrals, chemical dependency recovery groups, DMV, haircuts, chaplaincy, public benefits information, and more. Resources and assistance available for U.S.
The American Legion has announced its support for extending Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits eligibility to veterans who were exposed to aircraft that had previously sprayed Agent Orange over...
The sixth annual Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients, will be held on April 24 through 26 in Branson, said Tiffany Isnard, Director of Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. This unique event is the only veteran's event dedicated to honoring and remembering those who have received the "Purple Heart" for combat wounds received while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and is officially supported by "The Military Order of the Purple Heart" (MOPH.)
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched today an online GI Bill® Comparison Tool to make it easier for veterans, servicemembers and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA's approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. "We are pleased that Post-9/11 Veterans are taking advantage of this significant benefit program," said Under Secretary for Benefits Allison A. Hickey.
Low interest rates have been news for a couple of years now. Yes, rates have moved up recently from their historic lows but they're still a bargain. If you find yourself paying attention to interest rate advertisements a bit more than you used to, it's probably because you're thinking of refinancing your current VA loan or getting ready to buy and finance a new property using your VA home loan benefit. Yet regardless of the endless advertisements for this rate or that rate, none of the rates are doing you any good. You have to lock that rate in with a lender.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) begin issuing a newly redesigned, more secure Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) to replace the Veteran Identification Card (VIC) on February 21st. The VHIC replaces the less secure VIC which was implemented in 2004. VA recommends Veterans safeguard their VIC as they would a credit card, and cut up or shred the card once it is replaced.
Did you know that as a disabled veteran, you may be eligible for special considerations when getting a VA loan? It's true. There are additional benefits available based on your disability status that could help you save quite a bit. The VA loan funding fee is waived.