The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it has launched a campaign to educate veterans about identity theft prevention. The campaign, titled 'More Than a Number', references the personally identifiable information that VA encourages veterans to protect. "We recognize that for veterans, as for all Americans in the digital age, identity theft is a growing concern," said Steph Warren, VA's Chief Information Officer.
Here are the general rules as to who gets reimbursement for VA appointments and how it works: • If you are 30 percent or more service-connected by the VA. • If you are less than 30 percent, then the treatment you are receiving must be for a service-connected condition. • If you receive a VA pension, Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits. • If you are traveling in relation to a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam. • Veterans with an annual income below the annual VA pension rate (determined by a means test). • The current allowable reimbursement amount is 41.5 cents per mile.
Last week part one of the frequently asked questions on VA home loans was presented now we will conclude this week. Reservists are eligible for VA Loans, too. Who qualifies? Eligibility extends to members who have completed a total of six years in the Selected Reserves or National Guard (member of an active unit, attended required weekend drills and two-week active duty for training) and received an honorable discharge; continue to serve in the Selected Reserves. Individuals who completed less than six years may be eligible if discharged for a service - connected disability.
Why get a VA loan over other types? Simply put, a VA Home Loan allows qualified buyers the opportunity to purchase a home with no down payment. There are also no monthly mortgage insurance premiums to pay, limitations on buyer's closing costs, and an appraisal that informs the buyer of the property value. For most loans on new houses, construction is inspected at appropriate stages and a 1-year warranty is required from the builder.
Designed to honor the families of active and veteran members of the military, the Minnesota Military Family Tribute (MFT) will be the first of its kind in the nation. Poised on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol Mall, the tribute will thank those that have made, and continue to make, sacrifices here at home. Framing the south end of the Minnesota State Capitol Mall, the tribute will consist of three main components: the Gold Star Table, the Thank You Military and Veteran Family Walkway and Story Stones.
A flu shot is an important part of staying healthy during the flu season, and this year the Wadena County Veterans Service Office and St. Cloud VA Health Care System have teamed up to make it easier than ever for local veterans get their flu shot. "Some veterans find it difficult to attend the flu shot clinics at the St. Cloud VA or one of the VA community clinics," said David A. Anderson, Veteran Service Officer in Wadena County. "So this fall we've asked the VA to bring the flu shot clinic to us." Veterans currently receiving health care through the VA can get a free flu shot on Oct.
Federal agencies aren't trying to hire veterans just because they think it's a nice thing to do. They've been ordered to do so by their chief executive and board of directors - the president and Congress. To help agencies reach vet hiring goals, federal leaders have established several special pathways to federal jobs for vets. Taking advantage of these typically requires vets to submit particular paperwork and documentation. For more details, visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov . And keep in mind that many other qualified vets may be trying to use the same programs to land the same jobs.
Each year, the myPay system is upgraded to meet technical and security requirements, as well as to add new and improved functions for its 6.6 million account holders. The Spring 2014 release, implemented on May 17, delivered password rules more in line with the online banking industry standards, while maintaining DFAS commitment to system and personal security.
The 2014 editions of military handbooks are now available for download on the internet. This series consisting of nine publications was launched with one simple goal — to give the military community the very best information available about pay, benefits, retirement planning, education benefits, career decisions and much more. And to provide it to you in a series of straightforward, easy-to-understand handbooks — for free!
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Public Health (OPH) launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry website on Wednesday, June 18.