January 24, 2012

Veteran's News for 01/24/2012

VA Changes Emergency Care Policy
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a change in regulations regarding payments for emergency care provided to eligible veterans in non-VA facilities. More

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Veterans Win PTSD Settlement
A federal judge has approved a settlement that will deliver better benefits to nearly 2,100 veterans who have been medically discharged since 2002 with post-traumatic stress disorder. More

Child Support Doesn't End with Service
In the latest post on military finance expert June Wahlbert's Ask June blog, a reader asks: "If my ex-husband is getting out of the Army, will my child support end the month he is getting out?" More

Applying ACE Credits
Through ACE, you can take academic credit for most of the training you have received, including Basic Training. More

Play Military Trivia, Win an iPod
Think you know military history and trivia? Test your knowledge with our the Military.com Trivia Challenge. More

12 Most Underrated Jobs in America
Even in a sluggish economy, there are jobs out there that have lower unemployment rates and decent salaries. More

Disability Process Streamlined
The recently updated Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) includes several major changes to streamline the process for wounded warriors. More

HealtheVet Undergoes Testing
Results of the first usability test of VA's MyHealtheVet program indicate a need for improvements in usability. More

National Salute to Veteran Patients
The National Salute to Veteran Patients program encourages Americans to visit and volunteer at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to send letters of thanks or valentines to those who have protected our nation. More

Postage Prices Increase
As of January 22, 2012, it will cost more to mail letters to locations in the United States. More

Study Looks at Women OEF, OIF Veterans
A recent study has found that female soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan experienced combat at significantly higher rates than in past wars, and screened positive for post-traumatic stress disorder at the same rate as men. More

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