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, […]

VA Begins Implementation of the Veterans Choice Program

November 5th, 2014|

In an open letter to veterans, VA Secretary Bob McDonald announced the beginning of a phased implementation of the Veterans Choice Program.

This program, which is part of […]

Veterans Day 2014 Discounts

November 4th, 2014|

Many businesses honor the service of our nation’s veterans by offering various discounts on Veterans Day. From free meals to discounts on clothes, businesses of […]

Turning Disability Employment Awareness Month into a Year-Long Focus

October 31st, 2014|

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

Although today is the last day of the month, let’s remember that […]

VetsFirst Q&A: How Do I Order Prosthetic Stump Socks from VA?

October 28th, 2014|


I need to order prosthetic stump socks from VA ASAP. Which form do I use?


Prosthetic socks are available from the VA Denver Acquisition and Logistics Center (DALC). DALC […]

Donor Spotlight: Harry Kutik

October 24th, 2014|

Harry Kutik, a long-time United Spinal Association member and wheelchair user who grew up in Spring Valley, NY and lived in Tenafly, NJ, never let […]

VetsFirst Q&A: When Can a Grandparent Claim a Grandchild as a Dependent for VA Benefits?

October 16th, 2014|


I have legal custody of my grandchildren. Can I claim them as dependents for VA benefits purposes? I only have a VA disability rating of 50%.


Veterans […]

Bronx VA Scientists Honored for Groundbreaking Work

October 3rd, 2014|


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recently awarded the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Science and Environment Medal to William A. Bauman, MD, and Ann M. […]

VetsFirst Q&A: When Can a Veteran Receive Compensation for Multiple 0% Ratings?

September 29th, 2014|


I have been service connected for two conditions at 0% each since March 1993. Starting in 2011, I began to receive compensation for these conditions. Right […]