VetsFirst Q&A

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What Is The New VA Ruling On The Presence Of Service Dogs On VA Property?

October 5th, 2015|Updates, VetsFirst Q&A|

On August 17, 2015 the VA announced a new ruling regarding service animals in VA Facilities. Under the revised regulation, only dogs will be considered service animals. No other animals will be considered or permitted on VA Property.   The [...]

What Can The VA Provide A Veteran Who Needs Long Term Care?

October 5th, 2015|Updates, VetsFirst Q&A|

The VA Health Care System has expanded their Geriatric and Extended Care Services for Veterans. The Guide to the programs is called The Guide to Long Term Services and Supports, LTSS, and provides information on services within the VA [...]

Can A Veteran’s Surviving Spouse Adopt A Child After The Veterans’s Death and Receive Benefits For That Child?

October 5th, 2015|VetsFirst Q&A|

Yes, if a veteran's surviving spouse adopts a child after the veteran's death, the following must apply: the claimant submits a decree of adoption showing the surviving spouse adopted the child within two years after the date of the veteran's death [...]

Can The Family Collect VA Survivor Benefits If A Veteran Commits Suicide?

October 5th, 2015|VetsFirst Q&A|

Yes, per 38 CFR 3.302, an eligible survivor can receive death benefits from the VA, if the Veteran was of “unsound mind” at the time of the suicide and his/her “unsound mind” was a secondary condition or caused by [...]

What Is The New Veterans Healthcare Traveling Program?

August 6th, 2015|Updates, VetsFirst Q&A|

Traveling Veterans are Veterans who are enrolled in the VA Healthcare System and plan to spend time away from their preferred VA facility.

How can I establish that my disability is service-connected?

July 12th, 2015|Updates, VetsFirst Q&A|

To qualify for a service-connected disability rating, your claim must meet one of the five criteria which is referenced in 38 U.S.C. 101 (16).

What is the recent Agent Orange Ruling for Air Force Service Members and Reservist?

July 12th, 2015|Updates, VetsFirst Q&A|

For years Air Force Veterans and Reservist have claimed Agent Orange exposure. Finally, on 6/18/2015 VA Secretary Robert McDonald made the decision

What Form Do I Need For A VA Disability Comp Claim For Diabetes

June 11th, 2015|VetsFirst Q&A|

If you are filing your VA disability compensation claim using private health care options, you can use a DBQ form, Disability Benefits Questionnaire, to evaluate your disability. To file a VA disability compensation claim for diabetes mellitus you need [...]

Does The Va Provide Benefits For Artificial Insemination?

May 7th, 2015|Updates, VetsFirst Q&A|

Does the VA Health System provide benefits for artificial insemination, or any part of the process or procedure? When medically indicated by VHA, VA benefits provide diagnostic and treatment services for infertility to female and male Veterans. These services [...]

Can The Son Of A Veteran Be Buried In A National Cemetery?

May 7th, 2015|Updates, VetsFirst Q&A|

Can the unmarried son of a Veteran be buried with the Veteran and Spouse in one of the 131 National Cemeteries? Under certain conditions the VA allows for the interment of the unmarried son of a Veteran to be [...]