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Veterans with incomplete health care applications receive additional year to enroll

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced recently it will extend the health care enrollment application period for one year to approximately 545,000 veterans that have pending incomplete enrollment…

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange, herbicides may be eligible for benefits

Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service may be eligible for a variety of benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including…

VA to cover eight conditions caused by Camp Lejeune water

Veterans who contracted crippling diseases after drinking, cooking with and bathing in the tainted water at a North Carolina Marine Corps base were finally granted disability status from the Department…

Independent medical opinions can help with PTSD claims

If you applied for service-connected disability compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) utilizing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) form 21-078 — Statement In Support Of Claim For Service Connection…

VA health care rural access update

Great news for the uninsured population and veterans living in rural communities with limited access to health care providers and services. If you are a veteran enrolled in, or eligible…

VA proposes expanded eligibility in Marine toxic water case

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base…

VA makes changes to Veterans Choice Program

By Raymond Taylor PREVIEW Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a number of changes to make participation in the Veterans Choice Program easier and more convenient for veterans…

Basics of enrolling in VA health care

A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans…

More Veterans’ burial benefits explained

The following information is in addition to the burial information presented in last Thursday’s Veterans Corner in The PREVIEW. Other memorialization Presidential Memorial Certificates are issued to recognize the military…

Information on headstones, markers and medallions

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible veteran in…