Veterans Preference In Federal Job Appointments

Since the time of the Civil War, veterans of the Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to Federal jobs. Recognizing their...

How secure is your data on myPay?

With security breaches and data theft reported every few weeks, you might wonder how secure your military pay information is in the myPay system. Here...

Reader Question: Can education benefits be transferred to grandkids?

Q: I'm a veteran. If my grandson wants to go to college, can I transfer education benefits if I don’t use them? A: Unfortunately, no. Education benefits...

Prosthetic and Sensory Aids for Veterans

Veterans receiving VA care for any condition may receive VA prosthetic appliances, equipment and services, such as home respiratory therapy, artificial limbs, orthopedic braces and therapeutic shoes, wheelchairs, powered mobility, crutches, canes, walkers, special aids, appliances, optical and electronic devices for visual impairment and other durable medical equipment and supplies. Veterans who are approved for a guide or […]

Filing a Claim for Non-VA Care

The VA may authorize veterans to receive care at a non-VA health care facility when the needed services are not available at the VA health care facility, or when the veteran is unable to travel the distance to the VA health care facility, or in the case of an emergency. Non-VA care must be authorized by VA […]

Agent Orange Registry Health Exam for Veterans

The VA’s Agent Orange Registry health exam alerts veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to Agent Orange exposure during their military service. The registry data helps VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively. Contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator about getting an Agent Orange Registry health exam. About the […]

Military Kids: Education After High School

By this time every year, some high school students have selected a college and maybe even know if they will receive a scholarship. But for others, making a decision about attending college — and specifically, which college — is not so easy. Here are a few things to consider when your high schooler is contemplating […]

Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill Benefits

The Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, the Army National Guard, and the Air National Guard. You may use this education assistance program for […]

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