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VA Funding for Homeless Vets VA is providing grants to non-profits to assist with homelessness.

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Lack of VA Healthcare Options in South Jersey

The Atlantic City Press published an article about the lack options for area veterans in terms of VA healthcare.  Veterans must travel to VA facilities in Delaware, Philadelphia or North Jersey for care.  Click here to read the article.

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Important Notice to those Receiving VA Benefits

On March 1, 2013, VA will stop issuing paper checks to comply with Department of Treasury policy. Veterans and other beneficiaries who do not have electronic payments for their federal benefits by that time will receive their funds via a … Continue reading

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Technology to Help Vets

The Veterans Administration along with SUNY-Buffalo and a private company are implementing software to provide veterans with independence.  Click here to read the article.

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VA Making House Calls..Sort of

The VA is attempting to use telecommunications to bring healthcare to the homes of veterans who cannot travel to VA facilities. Click here to read.

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GI Bill

Congress recently passed the Post-9/11 GI Bill offering generous educational benefits to service members serving since 9/11.  Now, Congress is attempting to improve the legislation(Click here).  To apply for these benefits or for more information on the new GI Bill, … Continue reading

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Veterans Electronic Healthcare Record Moves Forward

The VA and Department of Defense is continuing to move forward with their plans to provide every veteran and service member electronic medical records.  The Virual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) will provide an electronic healtcare record for an individual throughout … Continue reading

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VA helps victims of Agent Orange and draws controversy

The VA  recently expanded the ability for Vets to receive compensation for exposure to Agent Orange by expanding the number of diseases linked to Agent Orange exposure.  For a list of the diseases and/or to make a claim, click here. … Continue reading

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VA Rules on Medical Marijuana

The NY Times is reporting that the VA will allow medical marijuana use by patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.  Previously, prescriptions could be denied users.  It is important to note that VA facilities will NOT prescribe medical … Continue reading

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VA changes rules for PTSD

According to a July 12, 2010 press release, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced a critical step forward in providing an easier process for Veterans seeking health care and disability compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Click here … Continue reading

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