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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.

Tinnitus and Hearing Loss Impact All Generations of Veterans

July 25th, 2016|Health Care & Benefits|

Tinnitus and hearing loss affect veterans of all categories and might not get the attention that it deserves.

How Can I Receive VA Medical Care if I Reside or Travel Abroad?

July 7th, 2016|VetsFirst Q&A|

The Foreign Medical Program is a Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care benefits program for Veterans with VA rated service-connected conditions that are residing or traveling abroad.

No Signature Required for VA Healthcare

July 7th, 2016|Health Care & Benefits|

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has eliminated paper signature requirements for Veterans wishing to enroll in VA health care. Effective immediately, VA has amended its enrollment regulations to allow Veterans to complete enrollment applications for [...]

Can I Transfer My GI Bill Benefits To My Spouse Or Children?

June 1st, 2016|VetsFirst Q&A|

The Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all 36 months or some unused portion of their benefits to their spouse or dependent children.

Can VA Garnish Benefits If A Veteran Fails To Pay Copays?

June 1st, 2016|VetsFirst Q&A|

If you are currently drawing VA benefits, it is possible that your debt may be offset from your next benefit check.