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VA job fairs are helping Veterans find employment

VA job fairs play a pivotal role in the future of military Veterans. Although “National Hire a Veteran Day” is only observed July 25, the department’s goal is to provide training resources and employment opportunities throughout the entire year to Veterans transitioning from military life.  

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By |August 2nd, 2021|58 Comments

VA will begin processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas — if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.

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By |June 14th, 2021|Comments Off on VA, Prudential to host Wellness Wednesday Financial Education series

We’ve weathered quite a year with the pandemic, where it's taken all we could muster to stay healthy and protect our loved ones. Now, as things slowly return to normal, it's time to focus on financial “health.”

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By |June 10th, 2021|Comments Off on How to succeed in college or grad school #2: Preparing for academic success

In this second guest blog post, Harvard Extension School Instructor Cynthia A. Meyersburg, Ph.D., guides student Veterans on how to prepare for and succeed when returning to an academic school. This post examines what student Vets should do to prepare for academic success.

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VA overcomes obstacles to reach millionth-claim milestone

By |June 9th, 2021|8 Comments

Despite a global pandemic, VBA has remained resilient in breaking boundaries with the completion of the one millionth claim this week. This is the second fastest rate within a fiscal year of completion in VA history with last year’s date of May 26 being the fastest on record to reach one million claims completed.

How to succeed in college or grad school #1: Outside the classroom

By |June 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on How to succeed in college or grad school #1: Outside the classroom

In this first of several guest blog posts, Harvard Extension School Instructor Cynthia A. Meyersburg, Ph.D., guides student Veterans on how to prepare for and succeed when returning to an academic school. This post examines what student Vets should do outside the classroom.

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Vietnam War Veterans, and honoring all who served: Memorial Day 2021

By |May 31st, 2021|5 Comments

The Vietnam War was the nation’s longest and costliest conflict of the Cold War. Over 8.7 million Americans served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era from 1964 to 1973 (1). More than 3.4 million deployed to Southeast Asia (1) and approximately 2.7 million of those served in the Republic of Vietnam (2). On this Memorial Day 2021, VA honors their service and recommits itself to supporting all Veterans of the Vietnam era, their families and their caregivers.

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By |May 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Insurance fraud schemes impact everyone, including Veterans

Military Veterans and retirees reported $66 million in fraud losses in 2020, according to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data. Fraud is the second-most-costly white-collar crime in America. These crimes add up to billions of dollars in fraudulent insurance claims every year. Even if you haven’t suffered a direct loss, you are still a victim of insurance fraud.