Expanded Access at Commissaries, Exchanges and Recreation Facilities – Fact Sheet

According to the Department of Defense, starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can use commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare […]

Mesothelioma and Veterans

Veterans of the United States military receive gratitude and thanks from the nation and are often recognized for their service and courage. These are well-respected, hard-working Americans who made great sacrifices to serve the country through the military. Unfortunately, some of these brave men and women who made important sacrifices for others now spend their […]

Suicide Prevention Resources and Referrals for Service Members and Veterans

Suicide is an ill-reversible loss that can be prevented. If you are thinking about committing suicide or causing to yourself help is available. Suicide in never a solution to the problems and challenges you may be experiencing at the present time. To date, we know that a Service member or a Veteran thinking about suicide […]

Financial Help for Veterans, Service Members, Spouses and Family Members

Resources and services are available to military Service members and Veterans that can help alleviate debt concerns as well as assist with basic financial literacy skills to help those who are transiting into civilian employment or seeking to purchase a new home. See below some of the services offered by CreditRepair.com. They are as follows: […]

Community-Based Financial Literacy Resources and Referrals

Operation Hope, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, located inside the SunTrust Bank, provides a free credit and money management program that will help those seeking assistance and resources with resources to assist with money management and toward a better financial future. Operation Hope certified financial coaches also provide free mortgage delinquency counseling to those […]

How Were Veterans Exposed to Asbestos?

Asbestos Exposure and Veterans  Each year, an estimated 3,300 people are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare but virulent type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Of those patients, nearly a third are veterans who were exposed to high levels of toxic dust and fibers while serving on military bases and working on ships or in […]

VA Announces Moratorium on Discharges and Decreases from Comprehensive Caregiver Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Washington, DC announced on December 21, 2018 that it will suspend temporarily discharges and decreases in level of support from its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers because of continued concerns expressed by Veterans, caregivers and advocates about inconsistent application of eligibility requirements by VA medical centers. […]

Veteran Caregiver Respite Care – Thank-You Letter to NAAV

The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. Veteran Caregiver Respite Care Program provides respite care; counseling referrals; assistance with Veterans’ claims and benefits; legal, housing, and access to resources for emergency assistance for military families caring for severely wounded warriors, disabled Veterans, and their caregivers residing in the greater Washington metro area. In 2007 NAAV’s […]

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