United Spinal Association announced on July 15, 2014 the appointment of Tom Aiello, president of March Marketing, LLC and an Army veteran living with spinal cord injury (SCI) from Wheaton, Illinois to its board of directors. Aiello, a West Point graduate, initially became interested in joining United Spinal’s board of directors through his knowledge of […]
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The White House recently announced the deployment of an online Veterans Employment Center on the VA’s eBenefits portal. VetsFirst is proud to announce that our Disabled Veterans Employment and Education On-Line Guide is one of two nonprofit resources available through the center under the Disability Links in the Disability Assistive Technology section. VetsFirst’s easy-to-navigate employment guide offers disabled veterans […]
Beginning May 19th, a group of nine service men and one civilian are planning a 700-mile run to Washington, DC on behalf of the SHARE Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center to raise money to support returning soldiers living with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY DONATING HERE SHARE Military […]
Question: I served in the Army during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I was not injured or anything but I do have a number of health issues including gastro issues and headaches. I have been to a number of different specialists and so far none of my doctors can diagnose my condition or attribute […]
Question: I went to my local VA building yesterday and filed a claim for TBI and PTSD. I gotta say the person at the desk was much more helpful than I expected. The VA receptionist dude kept telling me that the VA would help me with my claim and something about they have to assist […]
Question: I am the widow of a veteran. My husband was 100% service-connected for diabetes type II. Back then the care and medecine for this disease was just not as good. He died on November 21, 1970. I never got but one check from the government for $101.00 dollars. They told me I only got […]
VetsFirst Q&A: Are there new benefits for veterans who were stationed somewhere in the Southeastern US?
Question: I was in the Navy for 4 years and I was a Corpman. As Corpman I served primarily with combat Marine units. I was at a USMC reunion last week and a number of people were talking about new benefits for veterans who were stationed somewhere in the Southeastern US. Any idea what they […]
Question: I filed a claim for PTSD and the VA denied my claim because they said my records were destroyed in a fire. Are they blowing smoke up my #$%? Answer: Depending upon when you served on active duty your records could have been destroyed by a fire in the early 70’s. On July 12, […]
In this webinar, we will focus on the basic eligibility criteria for VA pension and explain step-by-step how to apply for this monetary benefit.
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Question: I filed a claim for compensation over one year ago and I am still waiting for a decision. Can you tell me how long I am going to have to wait? Answer: The quick answer is “no” I can’t tell you how long it will take for VA to process your claim. The cold […]