Category Archives: Veteran Service

The Little Known Veterans Pension

Problems with a Veterans Affairs benefit have created a scam industry and left thousands of seniors ignorant of a pension they are entitled to receive, veterans advocates and congressional investigators say.  Many families are unaware of the pension for ailing … Continue reading

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Veteran Business Owners Get a Break

The Obama administration is offering a break to former military members who need capital to start or grow a business.  The Small Business Administration has announced that it will waive its initial borrower fees for veterans who secure loans next … Continue reading

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Influx of Veterans Heading to College

As the war winds down, thousands of veterans are returning home each month andtransitioning back into civilian life. Part of this transition for many Veterans is going back to or starting college. The Department of Veterans Affairs has estimated that … Continue reading

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We Want You – Companies Hiring Veterans

In the last 5 years the rates of unemployment have slightly decreased, but are remaining fairly high. There are 264,000 unemployed post-9/11 veterans that are looking for employment and there are many companies out there with program specifically setup to … Continue reading

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The Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act

On Wednesday, October 30, Rep. Louis Capps introduced the Veterans’ Record Reconstruction Act, a bill that will make it easier for veterans to prove their eligibility for certain benefits or decorations.  The bill would require that the Department of Defense, … Continue reading

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The DD214 and You

First, what is the DD form 214? The Department of Defense issues every servicemember a DD form 214 upon discharge. The DD form 214 identifies the status of the discharge of the veteran. The categories are honorable, general, other than … Continue reading

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VA Home Mortgage Program is for You!

It is a common human behavior to learn of a program or a potential benefit and to assume that the program or benefit is meant for others. The truth is, thousands of veterans and their families are eligible for low-interest … Continue reading

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Why a Growing Number of Military Families Are Home Schooling

Military families face a number of challenges that many other families don’t have to deal with. One of which is how often military families move around the country and world. The average military family moves four times as often compared … Continue reading

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State of Ohio- Veteran Benefits

Employment Benefits Does the State of Ohio offer Employment Benefits to Veterans? Yes. The State Ohio offers Veterans a Public Employment Preference through a 20% added credit on the Ohio civil servant exam. To be eligible, Veterans must be honorably … Continue reading

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Veterans in the Backlog

Local veterans filing disability claims with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits office in Buffalo wait on average 311 days to learn whether they qualify for disability payments. Veterans in Cleveland wait 463 days.  In Indianapolis, it’s 488 days. … Continue reading

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