News: VA Pays $201M to Blue Water Veterans!
For many years, Veterans who served during the Vietnam War have been advocating for the recognition of the detrimental effects of exposure to toxic substances such as Agent Orange. While some progress has been made in granting benefits to Veterans who served on the ground or on inland waterways, those who served in the open […]
The Ongoing Battle for Burn Pit Benefits!
For many Veterans who proudly served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the exposure to toxic smoke from burn pits was an unfortunate and unavoidable aspect of their service. However, long-term effects of that exposure are now becoming known, and many Veterans are seeking assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the medical problems they […]
Navigating Tax Season: A Guide for Veterans to Maximize Benefits!
As tax season approaches, many Veterans find themselves overwhelmed and unsure of what benefits they are eligible for. With so many different rules and regulations, it can be difficult to determine what deductions and credits are available to those who have served in the military. However, it is important for Veterans to understand their tax […]
Nephron Recall: What Veterans Need to Know!
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans are now being advised to stop using drugs that were produced by the South Carolina-based company Nephron Pharmaceuticals. All VA facilities were notified about the recall on December 6th, 2022, and notifications were sent out to Veterans taking Nephron products – overall, 39,672 patients were affected by […]
VA Mass Hiring Employees to Help with PACT Act Claims!
The Department of Veterans Affairs is expected to continue growing their benefits division’s workforce through the end of the fiscal year, to tackle an influx of claims growing since the summer. As of January 1st, 2023, the VA began processing all claims submitted under the PACT Act, which worked to enable a historic expansion of […]
News: Major Raises on the Way for Military Members, Retirees, and Veterans!
Major pay raises will be coming into effect in 2023 for both active-duty military members and Veterans. The largest military pay raise in decades is on the way as part of the annual defense authorization bill which was approved by Congress this month. Under the plan, active-duty troops and drilling Guard and reserve members will […]
Report: Billions Set Aside for New Repairs to Barracks, Housing!
The military will see a billion-dollar infusion to repair and build more barracks and privatized military housing for military families, as part of the $1.7 trillion government funding bill passed last week. The bill, known as an omnibus, includes $17.4 billion for the services’ facilities sustainment, restoration, and maintenance – or FSRM, the funding used […]
News: Lawsuit, Allegations of Bias, Discrimination Within the VA!
This past Monday, a new federal lawsuit was filed that alleges it is disproportionately more difficult for Black Americans to obtain benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court by Yale Law School’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic on behalf of a Vietnam War Veteran, Mr. Conley Monk Jr., […]
PFAS & Military Bases: Here’s What We Know!
Incredibly dangerous levels of PFAS are contaminating the water supplies in areas surrounding over ten military bases, according to new tests from the Department of Defense. The data shows five kinds of PFAS compounds, at what is characterized as “extremely high” levels. “You can only hope that people know and are finding alternative sources of […]
News: VA Urging Veterans to Submit Their Claims Quickly!
The Department of Veterans Affairs says that they have now received 113,000 claims under a new law that expands eligibility for health care and benefits to Veterans that were sadly exposed to burn pits and other toxins. The VA (Veterans Affairs) said that 112,949 claims by Veterans have been submitted as of Saturday, October 22nd. […]