Simply put, VetsFirst serves an important role as a bridge between the disabled and veteran communities, which helps both sides to greater effect.
When I was a Marine Congressional Fellow in 2010, I had it arranged that my father Blair Meglathery officially receive his Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. It had been noted in his record book in 1964 when he [...]
United Spinal Association’s VetsFirst program has teamed up with Myomo Inc. to offer our members the opportunity to receive a MyoPro® myoelectric upper limb orthosis. The MyoPro ® can enable veterans to self-initiate movement of a weakened or [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
VetsFirst supports proper implementation of new requirements for all transitioning servicemembers to receive information about disability-related employment and education protections. We also support efforts to ensure that veterans with disabilities have the opportunity to receive high-quality vocational rehabilitation services. [...]