VetsFirst Calls for Greater Access to Home Modifications for Disabled Vets

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VetsFirst Calls for Greater Access to Home Modifications for Disabled Vets

February 16th, 2016|Updates|

VetsFirst testifies on Economic Opportunity regarding the VA’s Loan Guaranty and specifically Adaptive Housing Grant Programs.

Support Access to Individually-Configured Wheelchairs

December 3rd, 2015|Updates|

We need to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to individually-configured wheelchairs and components that best meets their needs.

Veterans Day 2015 Discounts

November 9th, 2015|Updates|

Many businesses honor the service of our nation’s veterans by offering various discounts on Veterans Day. Businesses of every kind are saying, “thank you.”

VetsFirst Bridges Communities

November 9th, 2015|Updates|

Simply put, VetsFirst serves an important role as a bridge between the disabled and veteran communities, which helps both sides to greater effect.

What Veterans Day Means to Me

November 2nd, 2015|Updates|

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 Offers Disabled Vets Access to MyoPro® Myoelectric Upper Limb Orthosis

October 21st, 2015|Updates|

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 [...]

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 [...]