Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors"Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). . . . This booklet contains a brief overview of the most commonly sought information concerning Veterans benefits and services. "
The PACT Act and Your VA Benefits"The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances."
Veterans Administration: Appropriations and Health Care Issues by Jörg MüllerThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a range of benefits and services to veterans and eligible dependents who meet certain criteria as authorized by law. These benefits include medical care, disability compensation and pensions, education, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, assistance to homeless veterans, home loan guarantees, administration of life insurance and traumatic injury protection insurance for service members, and death benefits that cover burial expenses. Chapter 1 focuses on FY2018 appropriations and FY2019 advance appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).VA is one of the Federal government's largest property holding entities with a capital asset portfolio that includes thousands of medical facilities spanning hundreds of millions of square feet in both owned and leased space across the country. The average VA medical facility building is five times older than the average building in a not for profit hospital system. All too often current facilities, including those that have been well maintained, are not equipped to support the provisions of modern high quality care and are not well suited to providing care in the current VA healthcare system. As reported in chapter 2, there is a wide and growing gap between VA's capital need and the antiquated and anticipated resources.Following the brief legislative history of VA provided community care, chapter 3 describes the background and legislative history leading up to the enactment of the VA MISSION Act. This is followed by summaries of the major provisions in the VA MISSION Act by title. The chapter concludes with an appendix providing implementation and reporting deadlines contained in the VA MISSION Act.VHA anticipates that it will provide care to more than 7 million veterans in fiscal year 2019. The majority of veterans using VHA health care services receive care in one or more of the 172 medical centers or at associated outpatient facilities. Chapter 4 assesses VHA's management of medical center performance.Chapter 5 reviews the new rule entitled "VA Claims and Appeals Modernization" (RIN: 2900-AQ26), which amends the regulations governing claims adjudication and appeals.VBA employees have authority to request reexaminations for veterans "whenever VA determines there is a need to verify either the continued existence or the current severity of a disability," and when there is no exclusion from reexamination. Chapter 6 determines whether Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) employees required disabled veterans to submit to unwarranted medical reexaminations. Training health care professionals is part of the VA's statutory mission. The VA is the largest provider of medical training in the United States and is involved in training at all levels: medical students, medical residents, and medical fellows Chapter 7 focuses on physician training.
Seattle Veterans Treatment Court"The Seattle Veterans Treatment Court is a voluntary, court-monitored treatment program that addresses the mental health and/or substance abuse issues of a veteran defendant. "
Veteran & Military Resources, WA State Office of the Attorney General"In support of Washington’s military service members, Veterans, and their families, the Attorney General’s Office works in collaboration with partners across the state to promote the availability of civil legal assistance and resources for those who have served our country in uniform. "
AMVETS (American Veterans)"AMVETS Mission Statement: To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services." Awards scholarships. Assists in claims processing.
DAV (formerly Disabled American Veterans)"Annually, the organization provides more than 600,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims. In 2018, DAV helped veterans receive more than $20 billion in earned benefits."
Board of Veterans' Appeals"The Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) is a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), located in Washington, D.C. The Board’s mission is to conduct hearings and decide appeals properly before the Board in a timely manner."
National Veterans Legal Services ProgramThe group's Lawyers Serving Warriors programs "offers free legal help to veterans and service members on a number of benefits issues; cases are placed with volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporate legal departments nationwide." Publishes training materials for attorneys representing veterans.
Direct Home Loans for Native Americans [veterans]"The Native American Direct Loan (NADL) program makes home loans available to eligible Native American Veterans who wish to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Federal Trust land or to reduce the interest rate.
Veterans who are not Native American, but who are married to a Native American non-Veteran, may be eligible for a direct loan under this program."