If you have served for four years or 24 years, someday you’ll have to think about it—transition back to civilian life. Still exploring options to pursue in the civilian workforce? One option might be the transportation sector, through a popular, yet little known federal veterans program. Operated under the U.S. Department of Transportation has […]
10 Steps To Save Your Retirement
10 Steps To Save Your Retirement So many of the best marketing and advertising executives in the country are consumed with getting you to spend cash and, if needed, to enter into debt to do so. Absolutely all the media that reach you every day are created to get you to invest money. In order […]
Forever GI Bill Update
In this 99th year of commemorating Veterans Day on November 11, VA has broadened that observance and appreciation to designate the entire month of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month. At VA, we like to say that every day is Veterans Day, but this month and year it has been especially evident as […]
Qualifying for Social Security Disability as a Disabled Veteran
As a person with a disability that served in the armed forces, perhaps you’ve already been approved for disability benefits through the Veteran’s Administration (VA). Additional financial support may be available through the Social Security Administration (SSA), if your disability now prevents you from working and earning a gainful living.
Hurricane Harvey/Irma and the ‘Forever GI Bill’
I’d like to pass on a couple of issues. Information concerning the impact of Hurricane Harvey and the recent legislation signed by the President – the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the “Forever GI Bill”.
Veterans Have An Easy Way To Connect Their Health Records
Veterans, connecting your docs with the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health program lets you share important parts of your Veteran health record between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and your community health care providers who participate in this program.
Safeguarding the Integrity of GI Bill Benefits
Over the past few years you may have heard us using phrases like, “safeguarding the integrity of GI Bill benefits” and “protecting our beneficiaries from bad actors,” – but what does this really mean?
The VA Home Loan Guaranty Program
Since 1944, VA has backed over 22 million home loans for Veterans and their families. The program provides a guaranty for mortgage loans made by private lenders to eligible Veterans. The guaranty backing effectively eliminates the need for a down payment, helping Veterans afford homeownership.
NLSLA: Free Legal Services for Vietnam-Era Veterans
NLSLA is proud to announce the launch of its Veterans Initiative, a collaborative effort to address the legal needs of veterans and increase their access to critical housing and support services.
Communities of Interest
The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to providing Veterans every opportunity they have earned. We bolstered our efforts during the implementation of the new Transition Assistance Program. We now have permanent Benefits Advisors at 106 military installations serving over 270 disparate bases ensuring we can have a global presence in our military installations.
Choice Act – Section 702, In-State Tuition for GI Bill
This is a note providing you an update on Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) as it pertains to the in-state tuition provision – Section 702.
Changes to the Fry Scholarship
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) was recently signed into law. Most of the Act pertains to Veterans health care but it also included two provisions affecting GI Bill® benefits. This note pertains to the Fry Scholarship; my next note will talk about in-state tuition.