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Virtual Reality Helping Warfighters with PTSD

If you think you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a new form of help is available at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, or LRMC, where they can recreate the look, sounds and smell of a deployed environment to help you revisit and cope with events that have affected you so profoundly.

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President’s Council Announces Increase in Veteran Hires

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 – In the more than five years since President Barack Obama established the Veterans Employment Initiative, a steadily increasing annual percentage of veterans have entered federal civilian service.

In fiscal year 2014, according to an Office of Personnel Management news release issued today, the percentage of veteran new hires hit a new high of 33.2 percent, surpassing the previous mark set in FY 2013, when 31 percent of all new Federal civilian hires were veterans.

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State Department Welcomes Vets to Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2015 – Veterans took the forefront as Secretary of State John F. Kerry welcomed the inaugural fellows of the Veterans Innovation Partnership today.

Speaking in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department, Kerry said the fellows will bring a unique way of looking at America’s foreign policy.

Air Force veteran Ben Shoaf, a member of the inaugural class, said the program is a chance for veterans to take what they have learned performing military service and apply it to international affairs. Shoaf, who holds a master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University, is working in the Office of Global Partnerships for the next year.

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President Signs Veterans Suicide-Prevention Act

President Signs Clay Hunt Act, Says 'Stigma Has to End'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2015 – President Barack Obama today signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, or SAV Act.

The act is aimed at reducing military and veteran suicides and improving their access to quality mental health care.

Hunt was a decorated Marine veteran who struggled with post-traumatic stress. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and was wounded in Anbar Province, Iraq, and witnessed the combat deaths of close friends.

Two years after his discharge and after repeated setbacks in his medical care, Hunt took his own life.

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Social Security Launches New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans

Social Security Launches New Expedited Disability Process for Veterans
Fast-tracking Disability Decisions for Vets with 100% Permanent and Total Rating

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the launch of a new disability process to expedite disability claims filed by veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T).  Under the new process, Social Security will treat these veterans' applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions, similar to the way the agency currently handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors.

Editors Note:
The only problem with the following is it only works if you have just become disabled. I know one vet at 100% that was discharged for a disability and basically lived homeless for over 20 years with no job to speak of for over 30 years and couldn’t get any help from social security because he didn’t work in the last 10 years.

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Veterans In Need for the state of Texas

The Funds listed below  for Veterans' Assistance does not grant funds directly to Veterans and their families. Veterans in need of assistance should click the document below to find  organizations currently assisting Veterans in their county. 2-1-1 Texas helps connect Texas citizens and Veterans with the services they need. 2-1-1 Texas has 60,000 organizations statewide to help you. Types of assistance include those listed below, but vary by county of residence.

 

  • Undesignated Financial Assistance;
  • Transportation Services;
  • Mental Health Services; and
  • Family & Child Services

Organizations Currently Assisting Veterans

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VA Death panel helping Illegals getting better medical care than veterans.

Is The VA Death panel! Here are two videos explaining this sad situation! Shame on you that are not doing your jobs here to help the Veterans of the United States. Uninsured Illegals Immigrants getting $4.3 Billion a year! $2 Billion a year going to Illegals Immigrants from Emergency Medicate and Read More to watch the videos

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Acting VA Secretary Announces Immediate Actions to Improve Service

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 – Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan D. Gibson today announced immediate steps to address recommendations made by VA’s Inspector General who found systemic problems have led to unusually long wait times for veterans seeking health care at facilities around the country.

 

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Shinseki Vows Action on VA Misconduct Allegations

By Amaani Lyle (DOD)
American Forces Press Service


WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 – In testimony before a U.S. Senate panel today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki assured a full and open disclosure process and action in response to allegations about misconduct involving patient care at VA facilities.

 Fielding aggressive questions from members of the Senate’s Committee on Veterans Affairs, Shinseki maintained the VA’s commitment to provide veterans with high-quality care, timely service and safe facilities.

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How do You Change your VA Disability Direct Deposit check?

 There are 3 ways you can change your direct deposit for your VA disability check.

 

  1.  By phone call: 1-877-838-2778
  2.  Postal mail: fill out and send: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-24-0296-ARE.pdf
  3. Or online: You can create an account at eBenefits and make the changes in your acount.

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