VA Renews Partnership With IHS to Help Native American Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA) has announced that it is renewing its partnership with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to increase access to care for Native American and Alaska Native veterans. They are looking to improve access to Native American veterans who often suffer high barriers to accessing care, while also integrating the two healthcare systems to facilitate care. They are also looking to expand enrollment in the systems to help vulnerable populations better access the care they need.

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Five Ways To Maximize Your Chances At Obtaining VA Disability Benefits

If you are applying for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (also known as the VA), you may have questions about the process and what you should do. Fortunately, for most people the process is relatively simple, provided you follow certain basic steps. Here are five ways you can maximize your chances at getting VA disability benefits:

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Presumptive Period for Gulf War Veterans Extended Until 2026

In a recent press release, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it would be extending the presumptive period for veterans of the Persian Gulf War until December 31, 2026. This extension gives these veterans more time to apply for disability benefits if they are suffering from unspecified medical issues with no definitive diagnosis. It also means they may be able to recover benefits they might previously have been owed due to not having been properly diagnosed with a medical condition.

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VA Begins Administering COVID-19 Booster Shots to Vulnerable Vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun the process of administering booster shots for the COVID-19 vaccine for vulnerable veterans. This program has been put into place after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot, to help veterans who are at higher risk due to coronavirus infection. Booster shots for other vaccines, including those created by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, are still under review, but are also expected to be offered once they are authorized.

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Five Service-Related Disabilities That May Not Appear Right Away

Typically, when someone becomes disabled as a result of their military service, it is fairly obvious how they got their disability. However, a surprising number of veterans can spend months or years seemingly fine, only to manifest a service-related disability a long time afterwards. Here are five service-related disabilities that often do not appear right away:

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VA Extends Housing Assistance for Vulnerable Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has extended a number of housing assistance programs introduced during the pandemic that are meant to help veterans facing homelessness. These programs include a moratorium on evictions and foreclosure, as well as mortgage repayment assistance for veterans struggling with their mortgages. These programs are especially important for disabled veterans, who are disproportionately likely to become homeless. Continue reading “VA Extends Housing Assistance for Vulnerable Veterans”

VA Works To Better Help Veterans With PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, often abbreviated as PTSD, is one of the most common psychological disorders that veterans face after they come home. Unfortunately, people who suffer from PTSD often have difficulty getting the help they need due to problems getting their condition diagnosed. That is why the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) is working to strengthen the claims process for veterans suffering from PTSD, which may make it easier for them to obtain disability benefits. Continue reading “VA Works To Better Help Veterans With PTSD”

Seven Common Types of Disabilities Seen Among Veterans

Being in the military is inherently risky, with just about anyone in military service being at high risk of suffering a disabling injury. Some injuries are more common than others, and ttend to be more commonly approved for disability benefits by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). Here are five of the most common types of disabilities seen in veterans: Continue reading “Seven Common Types of Disabilities Seen Among Veterans”

Five Reasons Your Veterans’ Disability Application Might Be Denied

An application for veterans’ disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) can be a deceptively simple process. On the one hand, if everything goes well, you may go from an initial application to approval within a week or two. Unfortunately, there are many potential pitfalls you could fall into without realizing it. Here are five reasons your veterans’ disability application might be denied: Continue reading “Five Reasons Your Veterans’ Disability Application Might Be Denied”

VA Begins Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine

For most of 2020, the United States has struggled with COVID-19 and all of the effects it has had on healthcare. With multiple coronavirus vaccines now approved or on their way to being approved, there may be an end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has procured doses of the vaccine for patients, and has begun administering them to patients. Continue reading “VA Begins Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine”