Career Resources for Veterans

Happy first week of 2016! This is the time when most of us are trying to figure out what we want the new year to "be about". We set resolutions and pick life themes, hoping beyond hope, for the sake of our self-images and self-worth, that we are able to accomplish whatever we've chosen to be better at longer than we did during 2015. For some, the new year betterment … [Read more...]

Veterans: How to Get Help When the Holidays Aren’t So Merry and Bright

Below is verbatim post on myhealth.va.gov on how to deal with the reality the holiday season. This post was worth sharing just to make sure the links were available. While I recognize some have issues with the VA (and I completely understand these issues), I do believe if you are in crisis, these links are a veteran's and a veteran's family's best bet for getting said veteran … [Read more...]

Women Veterans Just Want to be Heard

A new study commissioned by the Disabled American Veterans was released on September 24, 2015. If you are a woman veteran, whether you suffer from some of the challenges that are specific to women veterans or not, you should take a bit of time to digest what it says. At 52 pages, this is one of the most comprehensive studies I've seen yet. If you care at all about a … [Read more...]

Veterans Affairs extends benefits to gay couples in all 50 states

This is about a week old, but its still great news for our gay brothers and sisters. Veterans Affairs extends benefits to gay couples in all 50 states: Thanks to the Supreme Court's nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage last week, gay veteran couples in all 50 states will now have access to marital benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs, the … [Read more...]

What VA Means By Evidence When Processing Claims

This is good information if you are in the process of trying to process benefits claims. What VA means by evidence when processing claims: Having served as a senior Veterans Service Representative for six years, there are a couple of questions I am often asked about claims processing – “What is evidence?” and “Is my evidence helpful to my claim?” What is … [Read more...]