Care Services Still Lacking for Veterans

Defining necessary health care for veterans can be almost impossible.  Everyone has unique needs. They might be young but have mental and emotional scars from their time overseas, or they could be older and have health care needs related...

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Caring for Our Veterans

Caring for veterans, both young and old, has been a big concern in recent years. People returning from war, whether now or in the past, require and deserve special care and consideration, and the measures in place currently to...

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Veteran Benefits with Social Security

In honor of Veterans Day, I am re-posting a memo from the Social Security Administration... Every Veterans Day, the nation honors the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our country and the freedoms we cherish. Social...

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Cancer Survivors Day, June 5th

Re-posting a timely entry from the Social Security Administration...I think we all know someone fighting or surviving cancer... In 2016, more than a million people will be diagnosed with cancer around the world. This alarming statistic affects the young, the...

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Facts on Post Traumatic Stress

Many Veterans returning from war time service suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Consider these facts: -- More than 2 million men and women have served in the military since 2001 during our nation’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan....

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Veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD)

For anyone who has known a returning wartime veteran in recent years, there is an awareness and great concern over the condition known as "post traumatic stress disorder". Veterans young and old, male and female, who are subjected...

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Honoring Veterans

Information worthy of reflection and personal engagement...I am forwarding a portion of a note from the Veterans Administration: Perhaps the greatest value of a life is to spend it for something that lives after it. On Memorial Day, we honor...

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Veteran Benefits — An Explanation of Disability Compensation

Navigating and understanding the range and breadth of benefits and benefit programs available through the Veterans Administration can be extremely difficult, if not mind-numbing. Over the next several weeks, I will attempt to provide an overview and definition...

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Restrictions on Veterans’ “Independence Plus” Benefit

Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services, referred to as "Independence Plus" can cover a wide range of goods and services, but there are limitations. For example, the following are not covered through "Independence Plus"... -- Any service duplication....

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