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VA Issuing New Veteran Health Identification Cards

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Next month, VA will begin mailing new ID cards to veterans currently enrolled in the VA health care system. The new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) will no longer contain sensitive, identifiable information. Rather, the card will possess a magnetic stripe containing the information VA needs to open a veteran’s file. The primary purpose of […]

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VetsFirst Q&A: Can I Receive Both VA DIC and Pension Benefits?

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: I am the widow of a 100% service-connected veteran. I receive dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) payments. What I would like to know is whether I also qualify for a pension? Is my DIC payment counted as income? Right now, the only income I receive is DIC, which is $1473 a month. I am struggling to get bills paid […]

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New Military Caregiver Resources Now Available

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

VetsFirst was honored to be at the White House on April 11 as First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and Senator Elizabeth Dole joined together to recognize the role of military caregivers and announce new initiatives to help these dedicated men and women. The event followed the release of a new RAND […]

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