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Military Families in Hawaii Say They Are Being Sickened by Their Tap Water
Medicare Premiums 2022: How much will you pay for Part B coverage?
The standard premium will have an increase of 14.5%
Not every veteran is automatically entitled to medical care from the VA.
Veterans must meet basic eligibility requirements for enrollment.
After a months-long surge that saw COVID-19 deaths among service members nearly triple,
there haven’t been any reported in the past two weeks
The often debilitating condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be common among COVID-19 long-haulers.
Omaha woman sentenced to time served for threatening VA Hospital employees
Investigators say Tina Hardin told
medical staff she wanted to "shoot up the VA."
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Blood test offers new hope to people with depression
The test would avoid the ‘years of trial and error’ that
currently characterise diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions.
When a Veteran Will Be Appointed a Fiduciary for Benefits Purposes
If the VA finds you aren't competent to manage money, it can
appoint a fiduciary to receive your checks for you.
n. Under federal law, persons who are “adjudicated as a mental defective” are
ineligible to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition.
Your Department of Veterans Affairs worries about you and how you spend their...er-uh...your money. If you are about to win a claim and there is a lot of retroactive pay due you (over $20,000.00 or thereabouts) your file will get a look to see if you are competent to manage that money for yourself. If VA determines that you are incompetent, not only will you not see your retroactive pay, you won't see much of anything in the future once the VA appointed fiduciary takes over your money. Even if the VA appointed your Mom as the fidu, you still won't see the money because Mom has to get approval from the VA to spend anything and if they don't like how she wears the fidu hat, they fire her and appoint someone else...a stranger. VA isn't likely to appoint anyone you like to be your fiduciary. VA will do background investigations and credit checks on anyone who volunteers to become your fiduciary and even speeding tickets may be used to disqualify them. How does VA determine whether you are competent to manage your finances? During a routine C & P exam the examiner will ask you a few questions about your finances; How much money does VA deposit for you each month? How much is your rent? What are your utility bills running recently? What do you pay for your car insurance? If you can't answer, you lose. You can't just say, "Well, my spouse handles all that so I'm damned if I know." You'll see a fidu PDQ. It's easier to appeal and interrupt the process as soon as you receive notice of a potential fidu appointment. Once the fidu is appointed and the deal is done getting rid of one is cumbersome and challenging. You don't lose only the control of your money, you lose your 2nd Amendment Rights too. Incompetent veterans can't own or even be in the same house as firearms. You guessed it. If you can avoid the appointment of a VA fiduciary, you should. By The Numbers - How This Works-What To Do 1) You receive notice that VA is proposing to appoint a fiduciary. You are shocked and you do not agree. This is only a proposal, not a decision. You have the right to appeal. 2) DON'T PANIC! Sit down and read the letter very carefully. Read it again. There is valuable information in the letter you received. Contact A Veterans Law Attorney For Help 3) Complete a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) form. 4) Mail the form using Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested. Do not use anything other than Certified Mail! 5) Do not delay! Don't run around asking everyone what to do. Don't try to collect statements from anyone like family or friends. Don't do anything but get the letter in the mail and contact a veterans law attorney. 6) Once VA gets the NOD form, they will reply to tell you that you can't file a NOD yet because no decision has been made. Don't worry about that. Your NOD has notified them that they have made a mistake. You are now on record with the disagreement. 7) Wait patiently. After VA receives your NOD they will probably schedule you for another C & P exam. During this C & P exam you will be asked about how you manage your finances. Answer truthfully and completely. 8) But first... Contact A Veterans Law Attorney For Help
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Veterans’ Benefits Rating and Rates
Veterans who have disabilities, medical conditions or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service — no matter when or where they served — may be eligible to receive tax-free monthly benefits.
Eugene L. Brice survived the Vietnam War, the 1968 Tet Offensive and 29 years in the U.S. Army,
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When You've Hit A Dead End
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs White House Hotline
855 - 948 - 2311 <Denis.McDonough@va.gov>
Yes, this really works. No, it doesn't ring in the White House. Be sure to include your DOB, your last 4, contact info...
a couple of numbers, your preferred email and such. Describe the problem as briefly as you can. Don't rant.
You will get a reply.
top doc rips staff for coming to work sick, not masking
“We have committed very real harm to a large number of patients this week,” Dr. Sarah Unterman,
chief of staff for the hospital, said in a memo excoriating the “horrific and disturbing” situation.
Department officials did not provide information on specifics of how many
unvaccinated individuals work in health care or jobs involving direct contact with veterans.
Did you see combat, enemy fire, or casualties?
Were you or a buddy wounded, injured or hospitalized? Do you have a claim pending for illness or injury related to your military service?
Do you have a service-connected condition?
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”
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When you have taken a step back from work due to a disability, you may reach a point in your
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Scholz has two lawsuits pending against the government under the
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 2671–2680.
Awards Under the Nehmer Court Orders for Disability or Death Caused by a
Condition Presumptively Associated With Herbicide Exposure
This is the CFR
Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses,
and Veterans' Relief
Title: PART 17 - MEDICAL
The rate of opioid use disorder among patients in the Veterans Health Administration
(VHA) is 7 times higher than that of non-VHA enrollees.
(PCE or PERC) Acetone Trichloroethylene (TCE) Xylenes
What is a veteran? What is a protected veteran?
U.S. veterans are those who have served on active duty in the United States Armed forces