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New Federal Rules Increase Employment Opportunities for Veterans

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

VetsFirst participated in a briefing this morning with other disability and veterans organizations to learn about recently implemented federal regulations that will create new job opportunities for disabled veterans. On March 24, updated federal regulations went into effect that provide for affirmative action in employment with federal contractors for people with disabilities and veterans. The updated regulations address […]

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Expedited Social Security Disability Process Launched for Disabled Veterans

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, the Social Security Administration announced a new policy to expedite disability claims by veterans with a VA disability compensation rating of 100% permanent and total. According to a recent announcement from Acting Commissioner of Social Security Ms. Carolyn W. Colvin, “Social Security worked with Veterans Affairs to identify those veterans with disabilities who have […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Can I Receive a Clothing Allowance If I Use a Seated Walker?

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: Does having a seated walker qualify me to receive a clothing allowance from VA?  Answer: A clothing allowance is available to veterans who have a service-connected disability that requires them to wear a prosthetic or orthopedic device that wears out or tears their clothing. It is also available to veterans who have been prescribed a medication that stains their clothing. […]

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