Veterans Corner September 2017

Physician Ambassadors   By Andy GERO In June 2017, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs announced a new service, the Physician Ambassadors Program. The VA Health Services has paired with volunteer medical professionals. Since they are volunteers, they will work for free. They include licensed physicians and clinicians for mental health, emergency medicine, cardiac care, primary […]

Veterans Corner August 2017

New Veterans’ Website By Andy GERO Kevin Bularz, a native of La Crescenta, always had a desire to give back to his community. In doing so, he created new websites for American Legion Post 288 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1614 here in La Crescenta. Kevin is the son of Ronald Bularz, […]

Veterans Corner July 2017

By Andy GERO Need a Loan? Veterans who need a loan might consider borrowing it from the VA Guaranteed Home Loan, known as a VA loan. No down payment or required private mortgage insurance (PMI) coverage are good reasons to borrow from the VA. If you are currently receiving a VA disability compensation loan you […]

Veterans Corner

By Andy GERO National Cemetery Burial Eligibility The VA provides eligibility for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. There is a way veterans can determine if they are eligible for burial or memorialization in a VA national cemetery. Interested individuals may submit VA Form 40-10007, the Application for Pre-Need […]

Veterans Corner May 2017

By Andy GERO To all veterans of Crescenta Valley and the surrounding communities, we are eternally grateful for the sacrifice and service you gave to our country. Your service has played a major role in giving us the freedoms so many of us take for granted today. In gratitude for your service, the American Legion […]

Veterans Corner

By Andy Gero Veterans or Survivors Filing for Benefits There are different ways a veteran or their survivors may file for benefits. The procedure must be submitted in accordance with the Veterans Administration guidelines. First you must file form VA Form 21-0966 “Intent To File” for benefits.  This form must be filed only once. There […]

Veterans Corner -January

Submitted by Andy Gero Veterans Administration Emergency care of nonservice-connected conditions Title 38 United States Code (U.S.C) § 1725 (also known as ‘Mill Bill’) allows the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make payment or reimbursement to a claimant for emergency treatment provided to a veteran for nonservice-connected conditions in certain circumstances.  In such case, […]

Veterans Corner December 2016

By Andy GERO On behalf of the American Legion Post 288 and the VFW Post 1614 in La Crescenta, our members extend best wishes to all veterans, their families and all active military personnel for a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. Our Posts strive to support our community by participating […]

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 […]

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. […]

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