Ask the Expert: VA to Offer One-Stop Website for Veteran’s Benefits

Q. My father, Joe, is a Vietnam veteran. He gets frustrated and confused when he tries to navigate all the veteran's benefits websites and figure out what he may be eligible for. Even the VA Website doesn't have everything he … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are There Monetary Benefits for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I write to you because I too was a Commander (in the U.S. Navy). I suffer from PTSD, and often have severe nightmares and flashbacks. I have been going to therapy for years, and even tried biofeedback, … [Read more...]

VA Proposes Major Changes to Aid and Attendance Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing significant changes to needs-based benefit programs, including an asset limit, a look-back period, asset transfer penalties, and deductible medical expenses, as … [Read more...]

Veterans: Don’t Miss Out On Benefits

Q. My 72-year old father, Phil, served during the Vietnam War, and suffers from Parkinson's Disease and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). My mother, Ruth, is his caregiver. They live on Social Security checks and his pension. … [Read more...]

“Ice Buckets” for Veterans

Veterans Twice as Likely to get ALS Joseph, a military veteran, noticed that he was experiencing tingling and numbness in his limbs. It didn’t take long before it progressed to difficulty walking, poor hand … [Read more...]

Veteran misses filing deadline due to mental illness: Fair?

A U.S. veteran from Maine was denied veteran’s benefits, and argues he was unable to file an appeal because of a mental disability.  The case was argued before the Supreme Court earlier this month.  Francis M. Jackson, a … [Read more...]

Fire destroys 93 year-old’s proof of military service; now he can’t get benefits

Veteran’s proof of military service burns in fire; VA not willing to make exception A 93 year-old veteran from CA can’t get the benefits he says he is entitled to, even though he was drafted in 1943, and served in the U.S. Navy … [Read more...]

Should the WikiLeaks fiasco raise healthcare privacy concerns?

Read the FULL Article here With roughly 250,000 documents released by WikiLeaks and with the aid of some popular media outlets, the ramifications of the diplomatic cables will be far-reaching. My initial thoughts were mixed: … [Read more...]

Therapeutic horseback riding beneficial for recovering U.S. servicemen and women

Did you know that “therapeutic horseback riding” may be beneficial for individuals who suffer from disabilities? Saddling-up may seem like an odd choice for therapy, but according to some studies, it is one of the best therapeutic … [Read more...]