Buying and owning your own home is part of the phenomena known as the American Dream. Property ownership here in these United States is emblazoned as something of a right and takes on a status like nowhere else in the world. Those with VA loan eligibility have an upper hand compared to those who don't have the VA home loan benefit and can get a piece of their own American Dream with no money down, lower closing costs and easier qualifying compared to conventional loans.
Nearly half of the surviving 100,000 members of the United States Navy and fleet marine services who fought in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 could be experiencing wartime injuries from the long term effects of dioxin exposure. On Aug. 2, 2013, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association and Military Veterans Advocacy, Inc. jointly filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against Eric K. Shinseki in his capacity as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. This lawsuit demands immediate restoration of presumption of Agent Orange exposure.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is eliminating the annual requirement for most veterans enrolled in VA's health care system to report income information beginning in March 2014. Instead, VA will automatically match income information obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration. "Eliminating the requirement for annual income reporting makes our health care benefits easier for veterans to obtain," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.
Most veterans know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides disability benefits to vets who suffered an injury or illness directly connected to their service. They also know that...
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.