Tag: veterans

Veterans Get Help Through VR&E

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is a program that assists Veterans who have service-connected disabilities obtain and maintain suitable employment. Independent living services are also available for severely disabled Veterans who are not currently able to seek employment. Additional information is available at http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/. Eligibility: A veteran must have a VA service-connected disability rated at least 20 percent with an employment…

Harness the Power of Social Media in Your Job Search

Veterans are accustomed to using social media as a way to stay connected with friends and family.  But many don’t always consider the powerful boost social media can bring to a job search. Here’s some tools to get you started: LinkedIn Building a professional profile on LinkedIn is like having a mini-professional website – only it’s free. After you’ve entered…

Accessibility Accommodations for Disabled and Wounded Veterans

Injured and wounded veterans aren’t used to worrying about public accommodations for the disabled… until they themselves become disabled. If you or a loved one is working through disability, though, simply being able to go out with friends to a restaurant, use a park, a public restroom or patronize a neighborhood business can be a real issue. What can you…

Mental Health Care for Veterans

Veterans eligible for VA medical care may apply for general mental health treatment including specialty services such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and substance abuse treatment. Contact the nearest VA health care facility to apply. VA’s Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Program entitles the designated Family Caregiver access to mental health. These services may be offered at the VA and/or…

Reimbursement of Travel Costs for VA Medical Care

Eligible Veterans may be provided mileage reimbursement or, when medically indicated, special mode transport (e.g. wheelchair van, ambulance) when traveling for approved VA medical care. Mileage reimbursement is 41.5 cents per mile and is subject to a deductible of $3 for each one-way trip and $6 for a round trip; with a maximum deductible of $18 or the amount after six one-way…

Teaching Gratitude for Veterans

Think back to grade school and fall parties. You know, the ones they used to call “Halloween” parties where the kids dressed up and paraded their costumes around, played “pin-the-hat-on-the-witch” and ate candy most of the day? Even though much of the “Halloween” tradition is no longer in public school systems, a new tradition started at ours. It’s one that…

Student Veterans of America and Veteran-owned Victory Media host Virtual Career Fair Sept. 19

Active duty military, military spouses and veterans will have an opportunity to connect with representatives from leading schools September 19 from 2-6 pm CST. The free online event offers those interested in finding military-friendly schools the chance to ask questions about policies, programs, and real-world experiences. “The upcoming virtual college fair will provide an unprecedented opportunity for service members, spouses…

DoD Introduces New Online Tool to Help Troops and Veterans Combat Stress

If you are a servicemember or veteran and you are undergoing one or more stressors in life, well, you can join the club. But you can also go online to www.startmovingforward.org and get some coaching to help you navigate some of life’s challenges. The website walks you through common stressors that most of us go through at one time or…

Transitioning Veterans: How to Buy a Home at 50 Percent Off

Looking to get a big leg up in your post-military career? The Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a little-known program that may help some of you buy and own a house at 50 percent off, if you enter certain careers when you start your civilian life.   The Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program The Good Neighbor Next…

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP): How Unemployed Veterans Can Get $1,473 Per Month For Education (Even If You Don’t Qualify for the G.I. Bill)

One of Ronald Reagan’s most famous quips was “the most feared words in the English language are ‘we’re from the government and we’re here to help.’” Well, if you were from the government and wore a uniform, and you’re unemployed and meet certain other criteria, the government would like to help you once again: Beginning on July 1, the Veterans…