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Veterans Pension eligibility requirements

Low-income wartime veterans may qualify for pension if they meet certain service, income and net worth limits set by law. The general requirements: • Age 65 or older and not…

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation explained

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of veterans…

Disability compensation explained

Disability compensation is a monthly, tax-free benefit paid to veterans who are at least 10 percent disabled because of injuries or diseases that were incurred in or aggravated during active…

VA announces new rules regarding service animals in VA facilities

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain…

Veterans Memorial Park of Archuleta County Beat the Pro Golf Tournament set for Saturday, Aug. 29

By Ken Rogers Special to The SUN The Veterans Memorial Park of Archuleta County Beat the Pro Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the…

Legion officers to hold meet and greet in Pagosa today

By Roy Vega Special to The SUN Tom Florez, American Legion Department of Colorado commander, and the department service officer, Robert Rhodes, will be stopping in Pagosa Springs for a…

VA guidelines and recommendations for emergency care in non-VA facilitiesVA guidelines and recommendations for emergency care in non-VA facilities

A medical emergency is when you have an injury or illness that is so severe that, without immediate treatment, the injury or illness threatens your health or life. In your…

VA funds new studies using Million Veteran Program data

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing four new studies that will use genetic and other data from the VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP) to answer key questions on…

VA expands disability benefits for Air Force personnel exposed to contaminated C-123 aircraft

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some benefits for a select group of Air Force veterans and Air Force Reserve personnel…

VA campaign encourages public to help raise PTSD awareness

As the country recognizes post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) is inviting the public to participate in its “PTSD Awareness: June 2015” campaign,…