The Rotary Club of Scituate has launched its 2015 fund-raising campaign to continue to provide assistance to local charities serving Scituate and Marshfield residents. Your financial participation and support enables Rotary to assist many community charities and deserving service...
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....
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...
Fact: more than one out of five adult Social Security beneficiaries has served in the military. So more than 20% of Social Security benefits are received by veterans. Veterans and their families make up 35% of those receiving...
In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve(d) in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans and wounded warriors, as...
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...
You qualify for Social Security benefits by earning credits when you work in a job, or are self-employed, and pay Social Security payroll taxes. In 2014, you receive one credit for each $1,200 of earnings, up to the maximum...
The Veterans Administration provides financial benefits in the form of tax-free compensation, and lifetime pensions, to eligible Veterans - in some cases, including surviving spouses. In previous posts, we have reviewed the characteristics, coverage components, and rating structure...
Veterans who are injured or disabled during military service are eligible to be financially "compensated" by the Veterans Administration. The "degree" of disability is defined by the VA, and used to reach a financial benefit determination. Benefit Scale for...
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...