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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…

What you should know about advance directives

As a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patient, you have a say in the health care you receive. When you are ill, your doctor should explain what treatments there…

Additional state benefits for veterans

Does Colorado offer a military identifier on a license or ID? Yes, you can request a military identifier on your regular/commercial driver’s license or identification card. When applying for the…

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…