Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, religious or secular, rich or poor, for or against war, one thing that we can all agree on is that war is ugly and it changes people who served in them. We read stories in the newspaper, on people’s blogs, in magazines and hear the stories from the mouths of people who lived it. Whatever someone’s intentions were going in - whether the person enlisted, went to college and became an officer or was drafted - few people can say that his or her expectations going into combat were the same as what was experienced while there.
Publish Date: Fri, 03/25/2011 - 10:27 Categories: Veterans
Although many seem somewhat confused what Memorial Day is – some mix it up with Veteran’s Day (the day to honor living veterans of war) and others just see it as another Federal holiday, which means no work for the day – the aim of this article is to explain in detail what it is and why the US celebrates it every year.
Each year on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is celebrated to acknowledge those in the United States armed forces who were killed during any war. This refers to any war that they US had or currently has involvement in. Although the day itself might appear to be a bit arbitrary, it isn’t.
Publish Date: Fri, 03/25/2011 - 10:13 Categories: Veterans
Many veterans leaving the service are unaware of the fact that they are still eligible in many cases for VA health care benefits. These benefits can be lifesaving for returning veterans, either to bridge the gap during transition, or to care for service related injuries. In other cases, veterans can be eligible even for injury or illness not service related, but it can be confusing to figure out your eligibility.
Publish Date: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 11:11 Categories: Veterans
Working for the Armed Services offers a wide range of opportunities. The decision to work for the military is one that requires a lot of research and it is helpful to speak with someone who has experience in the military. There are certain age, educational, physical and character requirements that are required for the many military branches, but these requirements can vary between the different branches.
Publish Date: Wed, 02/02/2011 - 12:11 Categories: Veterans
Like most government programs, vet benefits can be very confusing. Knowing what you are entitled to and how it impacts other areas of your financial well-being is important as you enter your senior years, and will help you feel more secure. Veterans' benefits are due to anyone who has served in the military and been honorably discharged. However, VA (Veteran's Administration) benefits are not just for the service person, they also include dependants, surviving spouse, or a child, and even in some cases, the parent of a veteran when they pass.
Publish Date: Wed, 02/02/2011 - 12:00 Categories: Veterans
When you are approaching the age when you expect to get a pension from the government because of your service in any of the military services, you need to know what the various levels are, and how they affect your income.
Wartime veterans are eligible to receive a pension when they reach 65 years of age. In order to qualify you must have served in active duty during a period of war activity. This pension also covers a surviving spouse of a deceased wartime veteran
Publish Date: Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:48 Categories: Veterans
You have served your country, now in your senior years, it is time for your country to serve you. You may know about your veterans pension benefits, disability income, and even death benefits, but did you know that your veterans benefits can also include senior housing and assistance in finding an assisted living home, or getting the in-home care you require?
Publish Date: Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:43 Categories: Veterans
Many service men and women do not get the most out of their veterans benefits, especially as they enter their senior years. The rules and regulations can feel overwhelming, and understanding what is available too complex. Even when you try to find out what is available, the long lists of information, and various time limits on some of the options make it difficult to focus on each element, and you may miss out on some very important programs designed to make your life easier.
Publish Date: Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:34 Categories: Veterans
One of the most common problems facing returning veterans, and senior veterans is post traumatic stress disorder. In some cases, the signs are very obvious, and veterans know to seek therapy to get help through the troubling symptoms. However, other cases are not so obvious, and veterans struggle through it, not understanding the need for therapy.
Publish Date: Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:33 Categories: Veterans