Veterans’ Benefits

Military Benefits Information:   The following website should be added to your favorites: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal.  Once you register you will be able to track all of the benefits available to you as a veteran…loans, health information, dependency benefits, etc.

BAH Calculator: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm

04/21/2015 08:00 AM EDT

Tell Vets and Survivors to File

Filing for veterans’ benefits, and appealing decisions on claims, can be time-consuming and confusing. But with the recent roll-out of new, streamlined claims processes,applying for veterans benefits now promises to be faster, easier and more accurate.

The changes involve:

  • new requirements to use standardized forms for filing for benefits
  • a new form for appealing decisions
  • a new “intent to file” a claim process for those who need more time to gather information while preserving an effective date for benefits

If you’re a veteran or you know a vet, or a survivor who has put off applying for benefits because it was too difficult, encourage them to visit explore.va.gov and check out the new ways to file for claims.

Following are some important numbers for any veterans that needs information concerning benefits:

 

VA Health Resources Center

The number to call for additional information on health benefits, enrollment, copayments and billing     1-877-222-8387

Veterans Benefits Administration

Call to get information regarding your VA claim status, compensation, pension, education, burial and loan guaranty programs.  1-800-827-1000

National Cemetery Administration

The National Cemetery Scheduling Office provides interment, scheduling service for all VA national cemeteries.  1-800-535-1117

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, make the call.

1-877-424-3838

VA foreign Medical Program

If you are traveling or living overseas, this program provides VA health care benefits.  1-877-345-8179

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis, their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.  1-800-273-8255, press 1

If you still have questions with respect to the above numbers, leave a message and we will do our best to get you the information you require.  Make sure you leave a telephone number, e-mail address or any other way so that we can get in touch with you.  If you have a claim and need to appeal, just let us know, we can help.

 

Information you might be interested in or need! Grab it now they will be moved in one week to their proper library!A Little-Known Benefit for Aging Veteranshttp://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20724-a-little-known-benefit-for-aging-veteransCamp LeJeune Benefits Updatehttp://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20782-camp-lejeune-benefits-updateDiscounts for Seniorshttp://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20736-discounts-for-seniorsMotts Military Museum Invites you May 23http://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20934-motts-military-museum-invites-you-may-23

 

Story Matters – John Janda

http://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20690-story-matters-john-janda

 

VA Final Rule HC for Homeless Veterans (FR# 2015-10150)-05-01-15

http://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20792-va-final-rule-hc-for-homeless-veterans-fr-2015-10150

 

VA Works to Expand Choice Program Eligibility 40-Mile Rule Change Factsheet

http://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20929-va-works-to-expand-choice-program-eligibility-40-mile-rule-change-factsheet

 

Veterans Access Choice & Accountability Act 2014 – Progress-Report-March-2015-Fact-Sheet

http://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20930-veterans-access-choice-accountability-act-2014-progress-report-march-2015-fact-sheet

 

Veterans Choice Act – Full Law – PLAW-113-pub-146-2015

http://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20931-veterans-choice-act-full-law-plaw-113-pub-146-2015

 

Veterans Choice Act – Law Summary

http://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20932-veterans-choice-act-law-summary

 

Veterans Choice Act Sec McDonald Open Letter to Veterans

http://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20933-veterans-choice-act-sec-mcdonald-open-letter-to-veterans

 

VHA Directive 1127, Shad-112

http://veterans-for-change.org/documents-library/send/99-as-mentioned-in-the-vfc-newsletter/20735-vha-directive-1127-shad-112

 

 

New One-Stop Resource for Identity Theft Victims
06/01/2015
News about data breaches at banks, stores, and agencies is an everyday occurrence now. But if your private information has been compromised.The sooner you find out, and begin damage control, the better off you’ll be.IdentityTheft.gov, is a new website.  It offers step-by-step checklists of what to do right away, and what to do next, depending on the information that’s been stolen or exposed. It lists warning signs indicating your identity was stolen, and gives websites and phone numbers for organizations you’ll need to reach.It has sample letters for disputing fraudulent charges, correcting information in your credit reports, and getting business records relating to the theft.Be sure to take advantage of the information in this new government website and protect your identity and your finances.  It is very important to complete each one of the steps given in this website as it will protect you against further theft.I you need assistance, just leave a comment and we will do whatever we can to assist you.

MILITARY FORMS

Military Forms are a major part of the documentation within the military and Defense Department for tracking and numerous other purposes.  We have all of the most frequently used military forms in this database. These military forms cover all branches of the military including the Defense Department (DoD), Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Guard, Reserve and Veterans.. We have included instructions on filling out the forms and submitting them. There are certain restrictions as to who can request and file various military forms, so please read all of the directions and restrictions first. These military forms are provided to our audience at no cost, and they are printable too. We hope we have made your search for the military form you require easier.

DD-149 Form
Army
DD-214 Form
Air Force
DD-1300 Form
Marine Corps and Navy
VA
National Guard
Coast Guard

 

RD-149 Application for Correction of Military Record

Greetings-
 
I work for a company called Metlang and we are actively seeking more ways to communicate with veterans regarding all the job openings that we have.
Metlang is a translation and interpretation resource dedicated to supporting the Law Enforcement community with translations, monitoring and analytical services.  We are the largest translation contractor for the United States Department of Justice, with contracts in places to support the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration nationwide.  
 
We are often looking for linguists in the Los Angeles area. I have attached more information regarding job opportunities for Veterans in the area.  
 
Thank you for your time  and I look forward to hearing from you soon,
 
Candace Dew
 
Candace Dew
Metlang 
3400 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1750
Atlanta, GA 30326

Thank you for serving our country.

 

 

In Feb. 2016, Obama passed an “Emergency Order” to create the “Community Care Call Center”, in order to correct the huge SCREW UP made by the “CHOICE PROGRAM” –
The veteran is NOT to be sent any medical bills incurred through the “CHOICE PROGRAM”, as they are the RESPONSIBILITY of the VA!!
PLEASE CALL THE “CALL CENTER” at 877-881-7618 if your medical bills incurred through the “CHOICE PROGRAM” have been turned over to a COLLECTION AGENCY!!

 

Dear VA Beneficiary,

Did you know that you may be eligible for an annual clothing allowance if you use a prosthetic or orthopedic appliance and/or medication for a service connected skin condition that causes permanent damage to your outer garments?

If you’re eligible, and you haven’t yet applied for this year, you need to act fast! If you have already submitted your application, then no further action is required on your part. Your application should be submitted on or before August 1, 2017. To apply, submit (in person, by mail, or fax) VA Form 10-8678, Application for Annual Clothing Allowance, to the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service at your local VA medical center.

Additional information on this benefit is available at https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/Clothing_Allowance.asp.

Thank you for your service!

Sincerely,

Veterans Benefits Administration

Combat zone tax benefits now available to Armed Forces members who served in the Sinai Peninsula; IRS accepting retroactive tax refund claims back to 2015

IR-2018-95, April 13, 2018 – U.S. Armed Forces members who served in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt may qualify for combat zone tax benefits retroactive to June 2015, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Tax Exclusion for Combat Service

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/military/tax-exclusion-for-combat-service

If you are an eligible member who served in a combat zone, the IRS can exclude your income from taxation. Publication 3, The Armed Forces Tax Guide, the authoritative source for all military specific tax matters, covers the Combat Zone Exclusion. Read below for a summary of the policy.

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