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US Government Made Easy For Veterans

http://www.usa.gov/index.shtml

 

VA Loan Information

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http://www.directvaloans.com/VA_Loan_Programs/default.aspx?s=22&gclid=CL2p-J_zrJgCFQITswodoQFvmg

 

TriCare

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http://www.tricare.mil/

 

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http://www.ssa.gov/

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.

People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.

 PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.  

Featured PTSD News   

The Department of Defense today announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More

Military News
National Center for PTSD
PTSD FAQs

 

NURSING HOMES UPDATE

All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care, and therapy services.

 Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria, and have income and assets below certain guidelines.

Below are websites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them.

Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations 
http://va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.ht

Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Hearings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

Homebuyers Guide for Veterans https://www.thezebra.com/resources/personal-finance/veterans-homebuying-guide

Homeless Veterans http://www.va.gov/homeless

Homeless Vets Financial Assistance http://www.operationwearehere.com/FinancialAssistance.html

Mesothelioma, The VA and You  https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans/

Mesothelioma Lawsuits Guide  www.justgreatlawyers.com/mesothelioma-asbestos-lawsuits

Moving in the Military - Guide www.yourstoragefinder.com/guide-to-moving-storage-in-the-military

National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) http://www.cem.va.gov 

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://www.valaw.org/

VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center http://www.va.gov/WRIICSC-DC

VA National HIV/AIDS Program http://www.hiv.va.gov

VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking

VA Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov

Women Veteran resources and information:

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Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36901376727

Women Combat Vets Battle for Acceptance

 

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National Foundation for Women Legislations (www.womenlegislators.org)
 

 Vietnam Women Veterans - Almost ten thousand women were there.

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For a list of not only the women who gave their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see: They Gave Their Lives

Salon.com has featured an interesting story about female Vietnam Veterans, entitled "Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets."
Women in Vietnam

The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project's new website is at
VWMP

 

 

 


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