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Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

By Andy GERO
Combat Veterans
The Dept. of Veterans Affairs is pushing to get all incomplete applications of combat veterans reviewed and reworked. There are now three ways to enroll.  You can enroll online, or on paper with VA Form 10-10 EZ or now you can do it by phone.
If you enrolled since July 1, 2015, things [...]

Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

By Andy Gero
Vietnam Blue Water Sailors who are seeking disability benefits from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for Agent Orange exposure can expedite their claim by sharing the dates, time and the name of their ship. Without this information the VA will need to dig through the archives for your records, which takes time.
To start [...]

Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

By Andy GERO
VA Medical Care vs. Civilian Doctors
The Choice Program, designed to provide faster medical appointments for veterans with civilian doctors, needs fixing. Changes were made recently to address driving distances, delayed appointments at a Dept. of Veterans Affairs facility, difficulty in reaching appointments due to physical condition, and more to make it easier for [...]

Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

By Andy GERO
VA Officially Drops Net Worth as Eligibility Factor
A Veterans Affairs proposal to exclude a veteran’s net worth as a factor in determining their eligibility for health care is now the rule. Proposed early in 2015, it became official Dec. 21.
VA will no longer consider net worth when determining if a veteran is eligible [...]

Veterans Corner January 2016

Veterans Corner January 2016

By Andy GERO

 
Gulf War Veterans
 

After 25 years Gulf War veterans continue to have detrimental health problems including unexplained chronic conditions such as fatigue, headaches, joint pains, indigestion, insomnia, dizziness, respiratory disorders and memory problems.

There are illnesses eligible for VA compensation.

• Chronic fatigue – “A condition of long-term and severe fatigue not relieved by rest and [...]

Veterans Corner December 2015

Veterans Corner December 2015

By Andy Gero, Post Chaplain
Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel
Members of the American Legion Post 288 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 in La Crescenta convey our best wishes to all of you during the holidays for your service and sacrifice to keep our country free.
In 2015, our Posts were recognized as the [...]

Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

By Andy GERO
Veterans of Crescenta Valley, your community thanks you for the sacrifice and service you gave to our country. Your service has played a major role in giving us the freedom so many of us takes for granted today.
In gratitude for your service, your local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts, [...]

Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

Submitted by Andy GERO
Do you know what your rights are as a veteran?
If not, attend our monthly American Legion or VFW meeting each month at 4011 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.
The American Legion Post 288 meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 [...]

Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

Filing Assistance During Tax Season
Submitted by Andy GERO
The 2014 tax filing season for taxpayers began Jan 31. Gather your W-2s, 1099s, K-1s, 1098s and cancelled checks or receipts you might need, take a deep breath, and dive into tax filing fun by reading VA’s VAntage Point Blog at http://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/12123/filing-assistance-available-for-veterans-servicemembers-during-tax-season/.
Andy Gero is a life member of [...]

Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

VA Health Care Meets ACA Rules
Submitted by Andy GERO
If you are enrolled in VA health care, you don’t need to take additional steps to meet the health care law coverage standards that began Jan. 1. The health care act (Affordable Care Act) does not change VA health benefits of veterans’ out of pocket costs. For [...]


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