VetsFirst Q&A: How Do I Know If I Am Rated Permanently and Totally Disabled By VA?

January 21st, 2015|


How can I find out if I’m rated permanently and totally disabled by VA?


If the permanent and total box is not checked on your VA rating […]

VetsFirst Q&A: Can Married Disabled Veterans Each Receive the Dependent Allowance from VA?

January 7th, 2015|


Can two disabled veterans who are legally married to each other each receive the dependent allowance from VA for their children?


Yes, both veterans can receive […]

VetsFirst Q&A: Will VA Fill Prescriptions Written By Non-VA Doctors?

December 22nd, 2014|


I am a veteran, but I receive care for my heart from a non-VA specialist. This specialist prescribes my heart medications. Will VA fill these prescriptions? I don’t use […]

Victories for Veterans on Capitol Hill

December 16th, 2014|

As the 113th session of Congress comes to a close, VetsFirst is pleased to report major victories on our 2014 legislative priorities.

Our first victory was inclusion of […]

VetsFirst Q&A: Can I Receive Both SBP and DIC Benefits at the Same Time?

December 15th, 2014|


I am the widow of a service-connected veteran who was a military retiree. Can I receive both a Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity and Dependency […]

The International Day Recognizing Disabilities Sparks Remembrance and Hope

December 3rd, 2014|

This year’s recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, marks the end of yet another year of efforts to ratify the […]

VetsFirst Q&A: I Am Blind. Will VA Provide Me With an Electric Razor?

November 25th, 2014|


I heard that VA will provide me with an electric razor due to my blindness. Is this true and how do I get one?


That is absolutely […]

VetsFirst Q&A: Will My Son Lose His DIC Benefits If My New Husband Adopts Him?

November 21st, 2014|


My son receives Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from VA because his father died due to a service-related disability. I’m remarried. Do his benefits change if my new husband […]

Honor the Sacrifice of Our Nation’s Veterans

November 6th, 2014|

In recognition of Veterans Day, you can show you care by making a tax deductible donation to support United Spinal Association’s VetsFirst program to assist […]

VetsFirst Partners with Vets101 to Provide Vets with Direct Access to Experts

November 6th, 2014|

Honoring Veterans Day this year, United Spinal Association’s VetsFirst program proudly joins with the World Institute on Disability (WID) to give veterans direct, personalized support, […]