Exoskeleton Technology Improving Lives of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury

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Exoskeleton Technology Improving Lives of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury

November 4th, 2016|Updates|

In December of 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued the first-ever national policy for the procurement of exoskeleton technology for all qualifying veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI). Across the United States, paralyzed veterans have access to this [...]

Every Day We Should Honor Veterans’ Service and Sacrifice

November 4th, 2016|Updates|

Greetings and Happy Veterans Day to all United Spinal Association members. This year has been consumed by the presidential race. For many, the focus of November has been Election Day and its subsequent result. However, November is significant every [...]

VetsFirst Takes Pride in Supporting Veterans and Their Family Members

October 26th, 2016|Health Care & Benefits|

Christine Golden assisting veteran at Bronx VA Dealing with the VA and making sure you get the benefits and services you need can be tricky, luckily you have a friend at VetsFirst. Lynn Kelly had been married [...]

Is there a program in which the Department of Education will discharge your federal student loans?

October 12th, 2016|VetsFirst Q&A|

Yes, all three of the federal student loan programs allow you to discharge your federal student loans in the case of  total and permanent disability. If you are a 100% total and permanently disabled veteran (100% T&P) rated by [...]

Can a veteran that is homeless get dental care through the VA?

October 12th, 2016|VetsFirst Q&A|

Yes, a homeless veteran can receive VA dental care on a limited basis. Under VA’s Outpatient Dental Program, outpatient dental services and treatment considered medically necessary are provided to certain homeless and other enrolled Veterans. These limited dental benefits [...]

VetsFirst Improving the Lives of Wounded Veterans for 70 years

September 15th, 2016|Rights, Updates|

In 1946 Robert Moss rolled his wheelchair down to Grand Central Terminal in New York City and led his fellow World War II veterans in a passionate protest. The comrades, who suffered devastating spinal cord injuries in combat, had [...]

Can I obtain life insurance through the VA after I separate from the military?

September 12th, 2016|VetsFirst Q&A|

VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families with $1.3 trillion in insurance coverage each year. VA also offers a variety of life insurance options.

Is there a process in which I can get my claim processed faster through the VA?

September 12th, 2016|VetsFirst Q&A|

Yes, the Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional initiative that offers Veterans and survivors faster decisions from VA on compensation, pension, and survivor benefit claims.

I served at Camp Lejeune in 1981; can I get VA healthcare for contaminated water exposure?

August 2nd, 2016|VetsFirst Q&A|

You may be eligible for VA health benefits if you served on active duty (Veterans) or resided (family members) at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987: Veterans who are determined to be eligible will be able to receive VA health care.

I have been appointed as my spouse’s Power of Attorney. Can I gain access to his VA Compensation/Pension payments?

August 2nd, 2016|VetsFirst Q&A|

Yes, under what is called the VA’s Fiduciary Program. The VA's Fiduciary Program was established to protect Veterans and other beneficiaries who, due to injury, disease, or due to age, are unable to manage their financial affairs.