Veteran News

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Members Unanimously Back the Veterans Omnibus Bill

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Members Unanimously Back the Veterans Omnibus Bill

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee members have unanimously supported the controversial veteran’s omnibus bill in order to taking the first step in reforming VA operations. It is now forwarded to the Senate floor for consideration. It should be noted here that the votes came two weeks after the initial unveiling of the plan by the […]

Veterans Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries

Veterans Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries

Written by Susan Oliver Nelson for USMilitary.com Good news for veterans who suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The Veterans Affairs Department announced that more than 24,000 vets may qualify to be reexamined for brain injuries. Following a review of TBI exams completed in relation with disability claims managed from 2007-2015, VA Secretary Robert McDonald […]

The Basic Benefits From The VA (Veterans Administration)

The Basic Benefits From The VA (Veterans Administration)

The Department of Veterans Affairs is the federal Agency tasked with caring for those who have served our great nation. The VA actually publishes a book yearly addressing this exact topic (http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp). The last update was in 2014, but it remains over two hundred pages simply summarizing benefits programs without providing the detailed legal citations […]

New Veteran ID Cards

New Veteran ID Cards

New Veterans ID Card – Helpful or Unnecessary Congress recently approved plans to create veteran ID cards for eligible service members. This ID card will allow veterans to prove their military service without having to reveal any other valuable document such as the DD 214 ( Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), which […]

Army Veterans College Scholarships For Family

Army Veterans College Scholarships For Family

If your parent joined any sector of the defense forces, there may be funds awaiting you! When men and women fulfill their duty in the armed forces, they are entitled to a plethora of scholarships to help them transition to college and eventually the workforce. But their children deserve financial support as well considering that […]

Veterans Move Often But Doesn’t Have To Be So Tough

Veterans Move Often But Doesn’t Have To Be So Tough

Research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau indicates that roughly one third of active servicemembers receive PCS orders each year, and if you’re one of the many, the tips below will help you make the transition as smooth as possible. BECOME A MILITARY OFFICER WITH A COLLEGE DEGREE 1. Start planning as soon as you […]

VA Loans: Windfall For Veterans

VA Loans:  Windfall For Veterans

In 1944 the Veteran’s Administration Loan–or the VA Loan–came into being through the original Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (also known as the GI Bill of Rights). President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GI Bill into law in an effort to offer veterans a home loan that was federally guaranteed and that did not need a down […]

All You Need to Know About The Veterans Benefits Administration

All You Need to Know About The Veterans Benefits Administration

The Veterans Benefits Administration The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is “an organizational element of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs” that is in charge of administering the department’s programs that offer financial as well as other kinds of assistance to veterans, their dependents, and their survivors. The mission for the VBA, in partnership with the […]