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"It’s hard to say exactly how many GI Bill beneficiaries were affected by ITT’s closure, but 12,500 students were using the benefits at the school last year, according to Student Veterans of America, a student veteran advocacy organization. As the company winds down — ITT filed for bankruptcy last week — and officials deal with the political fallout of the school’s closure, some of our nation’s heroes are struggling to cope."
Financial survival in today’s society is more challenging than ever. The struggles are even more.
There are four fundamental requirements for the VA pension. First, the veteran must have served at least one day during a period of certain wartimes, even if not in combat. The veteran’s service must have been for at least 90 days, and the veteran must have been discharged other than dishonorably.
Second, there must be some disability. Notably, the disability need not be the result of or be affiliated with the military service whatsoever. And, the law provides that simply being age 65 or older is considered a sufficient disability.
By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal SHANNON – Deep in the mountains of Afghanistan, Jamie Locastro heard the sharp patter of bullets raining above him in the Korengal Valley. A month earlier, Jamie trained with his 120-man brigade, getting used to the humidity and 120-degree weather. He joined the infantry to be like his father, Tommy. …
Veterans TV Network by Bob Hawkeye Collins - Millions of Veterans are lost in the Veterans Healthcare System, trying to obtain the proper healthcare, dealing with insurmountable healthcare issues, PTSD, TBI, loss of limbs and income loss for decades, there has to be more we could do. Bob Collins, a Navy vet, and Andy Massagli, an arm
I am a veteran, a nurse, a woman, and decide VA disability claims.” Author Unknown
I share many of the frustrations of veterans when I see claims that have not been properly or expeditiously decided. It is my mission to correct these where possible. I have called errors on prior decisions and awarded benefits back to the original claim date. I’m sure that I also have made errors and hope others have caught and corrected these.
CCI, the largest nonprofit provider of assistance dogs, will train some of the 100 PTSD dogs to be placed with veterans suffering from psychological wounds under a Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program aimed at assessing the therapeutic efficacy of the human-canine pairings.
If you’re a veteran looking for work, LinkedIn has your back — or at least the 2.2 million other vets and service members who belong to LinkedIn’s professional social network do.
“My path forward in the military was well-defined; I pretty much knew what my next position would be,” says Daniel Savage, veterans program manager at LinkedIn, who served as an infantry officer. But that clarity was lost when he began navigating the professional world as a civilian.