If you believe your life or health is in danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room (ER) right away. During a medical emergency, veterans should immediately seek medical care. A medical emergency is an injury, illness or symptom so severe that without immediate treatment, you believe your life or health is in danger. Veterans do not need to check with VA before calling for an ambulance or going to an ER. However, promptly notifying the nearest VA medical facility of the emergency care and transportation is very important in VA being able to potentially reimburse costs.
During a medical emergency, veterans should immediately seek care at the nearest medical facility. A medical emergency is an injury, illness or symptom so severe that without immediate treatment, you believe your life or health is in danger. If you believe your life or health is in danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department (ED) right away. veterans do not need to check with VA before calling for an ambulance or going to an ED. During a medical emergency, VA encourages all veterans to seek immediate medical attention without delay. A
You've probably wondered from time-to-time what type of disability warrants compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It's probably crossed your mind if any of your service-related accidents, or injuries, could possibly qualify for VA compensation, especially, if you have an ongoing ailment that requires medical attention. For instance, injuries sustained during PT oftentimes get worse over time, and require constant medical attention over time.
While the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a college campus, it's also an active Army base and training facility. That means that unlike other college campuses, you can't just drive on and walk into classrooms and dorm rooms without planning your visit a little in advance. So whether you're a sports fan, historian, young aspiring cadet, or a full-fledged candidate, here are four easy ways to visit West Point. 1.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working with the U.S.
If you are getting government payments you are most likely receiving them via direct deposit. In fact, the government requires all payments to individuals be made via direct deposit, there are exceptions to this rule, but they can be cumbersome. If you are unable to obtain a bank account, the government will issue you a debit card, they will then deposit your payments to that debit card. For more information see the DFAS website.
Effective Aug. 1, 2018, the entitlement available under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program was reduced from 45 months to 36 months, but in October, the monthly allowance for eligible recipients will increase. These changes, part of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, aka "Forever GI Bill" were passed by Congress last summer.
Identification cards from the Department of Veterans Affairs' new program were in the mail, on their way to veterans starting May 4, VA officials said two months after they were initially scheduled to go out. Officials said in January that approved veterans would start receiving the free printed cards in early March. But when March rolled around, printing was delayed to April. Now, a VA spokesman says the cards will be sent starting tomorrow.
One often-asked question about the VA home loan process skips over the "home" part entirely: Can veterans use the benefit to buy land? The short answer: No. The long answer is more complicated. VA-backed loans are designed solely to help a veteran purchase a primary residence, so if there's no residence, there's no loan. But an eligible veteran can apply for what VA calls a "construction/permanent home loan" that includes money to purchase the land in addition to funding the new home construction. VA outlines the process in its Lenders Handbook, but here are the highlights:
There are two types of SBP/DIC beneficiaries. First are widows and widowers of service members who served a full career in the military and paid into SBP as a retirement. The second groups' sponsors died while on active duty and qualify for SBP by statute. As we continue to push to get the SBP/DIC offset abolished and we often get small improvements rather than a total abolition; the program gets more difficult to understand. But here goes. Following is where the program currently stands: