Work is underway to build up the Genesis Joy House, which will be the very first homeless transitional shelter for female veterans in Houston County.
If you ask 10 people at the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) why so many military veterans end up homeless, you might get 10 different theories as to the reason.
EUGENE (AP) — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs investigators plan to visit the state to look into management, personnel issues and medical practices at the Roseburg and Eugene veterans clinics, a spokeswoman for an Oregon congressman said.
BEDFORD (CBS) — Brigitte Darton says she her father, Vietnam veteran William Nutter, did not receive the proper care at the Bedford VA Medical Center.
If you peruse our blog on a regular basis, you know that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) is a subject that is frequently discussed. PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by a traumatic event in the life of an individual. When you are seeking VA benefits, the regulations refer to the traumatic event as a stressor. For your claim to benefits to be successful, your PTSD claim must have three things:
One of the major aspects of developing a disability claim with the VA is gathering and submitting relevant evidence to help support it. The VA has what is called a duty to assist, however, it can be extremely beneficial to also gather your own evidence during the claims process. By submitting various forms of evidence, you provide the VA with more information and different angles for them to view your case. The type of evidence you should consider submitting will depend greatly on the disabilities that you are experiencing and at what step of the process you are at.
When dealing with VA claims, the topic of conversation generally revolves around obtaining a rating of 100%. However, even if you are rated 100%, you could qualify for additional benefits beyond the 100% schedular rating (but do not need to be rated at 100%). These additional benefits are referred to as Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) benefits.
Charles L. Harrison was born outside Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. Barely out of High School, Harrison enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939.By August 1941 he was on his way to Wake Island, a vital staging area for the coming war in the Pacific.
For many years, Air Force Veteran Jose Sotolongo’s, dedication to regular exercise and commitment to good health served him well. He reached the age of 76 without ever having been in a hospital and enjoyed a life filled with biking, power walking, swimming and even an occasional exercise class.
There is evidence that people with with PTSD, including Veterans, often suffer from sleep problems and poor sleep, which can make it difficult to function and decrease quality of life.