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Donor Spotlight: Harry Kutik

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Harry Kutik, a long-time United Spinal Association member and wheelchair user who grew up in Spring Valley, NY and lived in Tenafly, NJ, never let his spinal cord injury interfere with his pursuit of happiness and success. Kutik’s positive outlook on life and determination to defeat all obstacles in his path were engrained in him […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: When Can a Grandparent Claim a Grandchild as a Dependent for VA Benefits?

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: I have legal custody of my grandchildren. Can I claim them as dependents for VA benefits purposes? I only have a VA disability rating of 50%. Answer: Veterans who have a 30% or higher disability rating can get an increase in their VA disability compensation if they have one or more dependent(s), such as a […]

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Bronx VA Scientists Honored for Groundbreaking Work

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recently awarded the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Science and Environment Medal to William A. Bauman, MD, and Ann M. Spungen, PhD, director and associate director at the VA’s Rehabilitation Research and Development National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury in the Bronx, NY.  […]

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