Objective: Provide information regarding 4 Department of Veterans Affairs programs.

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Objective: Provide information regarding 4 Department of Veterans Affairs programs."

Transcription

1 Veterans Benefits

2 Objective: Provide information regarding 4 Department of Veterans Affairs programs. OEF/OIF/OND Case Management Peer Support VA Claims and Benefits Vocational Rehabilitation

3 Structure of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA)

4 VA Health Care (VHA) Manchester VA Medical Center in Manchester, NH Outpatient clinics in: Somersworth, NH Portsmouth, NH Conway, NH Tilton, NH Other Clinics in the state are managed by White River Jct. VAMC.

5 Some Manchester VA Programs VA provides a number of health care services, including but, not limited to: Preventive Care Services, 24/7 Urgent Care services (at VA hospitals only) Hospital, outpatient medical, dental*, pharmacy, and prosthetic services Specialized health care for women Veterans Screening exams for: Depression, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma, TBI Treatment related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Readjustment counseling, mental health services Couples/family counseling, Peer support services, supported employment Alcohol and drug dependency treatment Homeless Veteran programs Veterans Justice Outreach Polytrauma/ TBI Caregiver Support Program Therapeutic and Supported Employment.

6 OEF/OIF/OND Program Mission To honor Americas OEF/OIF/OND Service Members by ensuring access to exceptional care to improve their health and wellbeing.

7 How we meet our mission Promote healthy transition from active duty to VA care. Provide a safe and friendly entry point into the VA system. Ensure patient centered, comprehensive integrated care. Coordinate across service lines and with community partners. Assist with arranging timely and Veteran negotiated appointments Outreach to service members in the community. Provide same day access (where and when available) Diminish the stigma of mental health services Provide comprehensive female preventative & Primary Care.

8 OEF/OIF/OND Veteran Eligibility for VA Care Who is considered an OEF/OIF/OND Veteran? Served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty by Federal order. With a discharge status of anything other than dishonorable. Eligible for co pay free care for five years post discharge date for any injuries and illnesses related to their military service during deployment Eligible for one full dental exam/evaluation within 180 days of discharge

9 OEF/OIF/OND Case Management Services. (Case Management is the focus of the OEF/OIF/OND team). Explore readjustment Concerns after military separation Establish VA health care services medical appointment; meds; mental health appointment/need; substance abuse appointment/need; prosthetic equipment Explore resources and discuss issues related to financial hardship,va benefits, relationship concerns, legal issues, housing/homelessness issues, employment and unemployment issues.. Connecting to appropriate medical provider regarding physical health concerns

10 Manchester VA Medical Center Peer Support Services

11 VA CLAIMS AND BENEFITS TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

12 BASIC ELIGIBILITY FOR VA CLAIMS Has to be a Veteran with a discharge that is considered Honorable for VA purposes (38 CFR 3.12) A discharge that is Honorable, General or Under Honorable Conditions is good to go Anyone else is considered to have been naughty, but if there is an application for benefits we have to provide Due Process

13 BASIC ELIGIBILITY FOR VA CLAIMS AND MORE Minimum active Duty requirements are 24 months of more of continuous active service Or, the full period the Veteran was called to service (National Guard, Reserves) However, a Veteran that was injured in an Active Duty for Training status (ACDUTRA) may apply for benefits related to the injury or event. In this scenario the evidence of record should indicate no negligence on the part of the Veteran commonly referred to as a Line of Duty (LOD) Determination.

14 SERVICE CONNECTED CLAIMS A claim that is based upon an event, or injury in military service The there elements of service connection are: Event or injury in service Current condition (diagnosis; lay testimony) Nexus, or the link/connection (in almost all cases the VA exam will take care of this) Reference: 38 CFR 3.303

15 DIAGNOSIS vs LAY TESTIMONY Some conditions have to be diagnosed in order to obtain a VA exam Examples are heart conditions, diabetes or specific mental conditions (i.e. bipolar) Some conditions the Veteran is considered competent to claim without a current diagnosis such as musculoskeletal issues or depression (the Veteran is competent and can tell us his back hurts or that he is depressed)

16 CLAIMS BASED UPON PRESUMPTIVE CONDITIONS Per 38 CFR there are diseases that are considered service connectable based upon verified exposure Examples are Agent Orange, Gulf War Environmental Hazards and Camp LeJeune (drinking water) Former Prisoners of War (FPOW)

17 PTSD CLAIMS 38 CFR 3.304(f) Relates to a traumatic event or experience in military service Combat, Personal Trauma and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) The Veteran provides a stressor statement The evidence of record needs to place the Veteran in the described situation or circumstance In a sense, in certain situations PTSD is in a way presumptive (but not exactly)

18 OTHER MENTAL HEALTH CLAIMS The elements of service connection apply The Veteran s in service medical records need to show complaints or mental health treatment in service Certain conditions need a diagnosis such as Bipolar or schizophrenia Conditions such as Anxiety or Depression can be claimed by the Veteran as lay testimony

19 OTHER TYPES OF CLAIMS Secondary: The claimed condition is caused by a service connected condition Aggravation: The claimed condition existed prior to service and the condition was worsened by service Reopen: The claimed condition was previously denied; The Veteran submits New and Material evidence (not just new but addresses the reason for the denial) 38 USC 1151: condition is caused by injury or illness as a result of VA healthcare or occurred in training such as Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) or Vocational Rehabilitation

20 NON SERVICE CONNECTED PENSION May be claimed based on injuries or illness not related to military service Specific requirements to be eligible: Service in a recognized wartime period (can be as little as 1 day) 24 months or more of active duty; prior to 1980 this can be the full term of active duty service if less than 24 months of active duty (ACDUTRA Does not apply) A discharge that is Honorable for VA purposes Low income: based upon an income threshold established by Congress If over age 65 a lack of medical records is not an issue

21 AID AND ATTENDANCE This is an additional benefit which may be awarded based upon either service connected compensation or non service connected pension This is to help a Veteran or a spouse of a service connected Veteran that needs help from others to perform daily life tasks Conditions such as loss of use of extremities and blindness are the most common

22 CLAIM FORMS VA Form EZ Fully Developed Claim (FDC)for Service Connection VA Form EZ Fully Developed Claim (FDC) for Non Service Connected Pension VA Form Aid and Attendance Application VA Form Statement in Support of Claim for PTSD VA Form a Statement in Support of Claim for PTSD Secondary to Personal Trauma (most often used for MST) VA Form Release for VA to request private medical records (This form is HIPPA compliant if filled out correctly by the Veteran) VA Form Statement in Support of Claim (think of this as VA notepaper)

23 WHAT HAPPENS IF A CLAIM IS SUCCESSFUL? If the Veteran is granted benefits, they are paid based upon percentage (determined by severity of condition(s)) Reference: 38 CFR part 4 If more than one condition is granted, the combined evaluation is determined based upon the most to the least severe disabling Conditions granted at 0% are still service connected; these do not pay monetary benefits but the Veteran is entitled to VA healthcare for any condition that is service connected at 0% If a Veteran is service connected at 30% or more disabling they may request additional benefits for dependency Spouse, minor children and even school age children 18 and over if enrolled in school School age child benefits are paid until the child is age 23 if still enrolled in school

24 HOW TO GET VA FORMS Any VA regional Office; Manchster is open 8:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday Located at 275 Chestnut Street in Manchester Online via ebenefits Online via VONAPP You may also call for assistance Also at: *These are fillable pdf s

25 VA Regional Office Vocational Rehabilitation

26 Questions?

27 How to Reach us Kristin Maxwell, OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager ext Shannan Brown, Peer Support Specialist ext Veterans Benefit Administration

VA BENEFITS FOR SERVICEMEMBERS, VETERANS, AND FAMILIES. Veterans and the Fully Developed Claims (FDC) Program VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

VA BENEFITS FOR SERVICEMEMBERS, VETERANS, AND FAMILIES. Veterans and the Fully Developed Claims (FDC) Program VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION VA BENEFITS FOR SERVICEMEMBERS, VETERANS, AND FAMILIES Veterans and the Fully Developed Claims (FDC) Program SUMMER 2013 Asking Questions Audience polls, questions and answers, and chat broadcasts will

More information

Summary of VA Benefits

Summary of VA Benefits Summary of VA Benefits You are here We are here to help you find your way text Bird & Flags stars & disk SUMMARY OF VA BENEFITS You have sacrificed to keep our country and everything it represents safe.

More information

Summary of VA Benefits

Summary of VA Benefits Summary of VA Benefits You are here We are here to help you find your way text Bird & Flags stars & disk You have sacrificed to keep our country and everything it represents safe. The U.S. Department of

More information

Veterans Administration Publications Website - http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ - verified

Veterans Administration Publications Website - http://www.va.gov/vhapublications/ - verified Note: A lot of links posted on a slew of websites referencing VA websites are NOT good because the VA has redesigned their websites. These links are and operational as of Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 Veterans

More information

Veterans Health Administration (VHA): Mental Health Services. Briefing for Commission on Care October 19, 2015

Veterans Health Administration (VHA): Mental Health Services. Briefing for Commission on Care October 19, 2015 Veterans Health Administration (VHA): Mental Health Services Briefing for Commission on Care October 19, 2015 Uniform Mental Health Services VHA is committed to providing a uniform package of mental health

More information

About VA The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a wide range of benefits for our nation s veterans, servicemembers and their families.

About VA The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a wide range of benefits for our nation s veterans, servicemembers and their families. Emmet County Department of Veterans Affairs 200 Division St., G92 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-1780 Putting Veterans First A summary of Veterans Affairs Benefits VA pledges to: Treat you with courtesy,

More information

MENTAL HEALTH AND VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION COLLABORARTIONS. Stacey Pollack, Ph.D.

MENTAL HEALTH AND VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION COLLABORARTIONS. Stacey Pollack, Ph.D. MENTAL HEALTH AND VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION COLLABORARTIONS Stacey Pollack, Ph.D. Collaborations with Compensation Service and Benefits Assistance Service (BAS) 1 VBA Compensation Issues Update

More information

Veterans Benefits Administration

Veterans Benefits Administration Veterans Benefits Administration Click to edit Master title style Connecting With Those We Serve 0 Goals Four Goals for Today s briefing: Provide an overview of Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) Outline

More information

Veterans Benefits. Eligibility for Benefits

Veterans Benefits. Eligibility for Benefits Veterans Benefits Eligibility for Benefits Benefit programs for military veterans had their origins in the earliest days of the Nation s history. Pensions for disabled veterans of the Revolutionary War

More information

VA HEALTH CARE OVERVIEW AND ELIGIBILITY

VA HEALTH CARE OVERVIEW AND ELIGIBILITY VA HEALTH CARE OVERVIEW AND ELIGIBILITY NATIONAL OVERVIEW 5.3 Million Veterans enrolled in health care 152 Medical Centers 971 Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC) 133 Community Living Centers 98 Domiciliary

More information

VA BENEFITS AND BASIC ELIGIBILITY

VA BENEFITS AND BASIC ELIGIBILITY VA BENEFITS AND BASIC ELIGIBILITY EDWIN W. JOHNSON, CW3, US ARMY RETIRED MINORITY VETERANS PROGRAM COORDINATOR, ORLANDO VAMC IBRAHIM RASADO, MSG, US ARMY RETIRED ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST, ORLANDO VAMC OUR

More information

Veterans Service-Connected Compensation What it is and How to Get it

Veterans Service-Connected Compensation What it is and How to Get it Veterans Service-Connected Compensation What it is and How to Get it May 22, 2012 Presenters David L. Houppert, Esq. National a Service Director VetsFirst, a program of United Spinal Association E-mail:

More information

Dispatch from the. The National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Courts at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Dispatch from the. The National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Courts at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Dispatch from the Front Lines The National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Courts at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Justice For Vets The VBA in Veterans Treatment Courts: Accessing

More information

Veterans Benefits. Chapter. In This Chapter

Veterans Benefits. Chapter. In This Chapter Veterans Benefits Chapter Veterans of the United States armed services may be eligible for some or all of the benefits outlined in this chapter. For additional information or a list of benefits not covered

More information

Chris Buser, LCSW-C, BCD Clinical Director, Post-Deployment Health Reintegration Program

Chris Buser, LCSW-C, BCD Clinical Director, Post-Deployment Health Reintegration Program Chris Buser, LCSW-C, BCD Clinical Director, Post-Deployment Health Reintegration Program When defining who is a veteran it is often better to ask, Did you serve in the military? Basic VA Eligibility A

More information

Orange County Combat Veterans Court. Community Court Superior Court of California 909 N. Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92701

Orange County Combat Veterans Court. Community Court Superior Court of California 909 N. Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 Orange County Combat Veterans Court Community Court Superior Court of California 909 N. Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 1 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Orange County Combat Veterans Court is to

More information

Veterans have been served by the various Collaborative Court programs which follow evidence based practices for 16 years

Veterans have been served by the various Collaborative Court programs which follow evidence based practices for 16 years Orange County Veterans Treatment Court Community Court Superior Court of California 909 N. Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 1 MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Orange County Veterans Treatment Court

More information

VA Benefits and Services. Briefing for Courts and Veteran Courts

VA Benefits and Services. Briefing for Courts and Veteran Courts VA Benefits and Services Briefing for Courts and Veteran Courts VA benefits can affect a Veteran now, and for the rest of their life Veteran Outreach Initiative Goal of Veteran s Justice Outreach (VJO)

More information

4/11/2016. Overview: Veteran Benefits & Services

4/11/2016. Overview: Veteran Benefits & Services Overview: Veteran Benefits & Services Kay Kye April 11, 2016 1 Agenda VA Mission & Organization Compensation & Pension Health Care Education Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment G.I. Bill Burial & Survivor

More information

VA Health Care: Navigating the Maze. Roxanne McKee, JD, MSSW Veterans Legal Assistance Project Texas Legal Services Center May 20, 2013

VA Health Care: Navigating the Maze. Roxanne McKee, JD, MSSW Veterans Legal Assistance Project Texas Legal Services Center May 20, 2013 VA Health Care: Navigating the Maze Roxanne McKee, JD, MSSW Veterans Legal Assistance Project Texas Legal Services Center May 20, 2013 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Government-run military veteran

More information

Introduction to Veteran Treatment Court

Introduction to Veteran Treatment Court Justice for Vets Veterans Treatment Court Planning Initiative Introduction to Veteran Treatment Court Developed by: Justice for Vets Justice for Vets, 10 February 2015 The following presentation may not

More information

Meeting the Legal Needs of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families: A Louisiana Professionalism CLE. Presentation Overview

Meeting the Legal Needs of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families: A Louisiana Professionalism CLE. Presentation Overview Meeting the Legal Needs of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families: A Louisiana Professionalism CLE Presentation Overview Veterans Benefits [Slide(s) 2-8] Structure of DVA and LDVA [Slide(s) 3-6] Overview

More information

Employment Services and Supports for Veterans with Disabilities

Employment Services and Supports for Veterans with Disabilities Employment Services and Supports for Veterans with Disabilities May 2015 Introduction There is a completely separate system of services provided by both the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and

More information

Navigating the Unique Facets Of the Incarcerated and Releasing U.S. Veteran

Navigating the Unique Facets Of the Incarcerated and Releasing U.S. Veteran VA DESERT PACIFIC HEALTHCARE NETWORK The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration (VA) Navigating the Unique Facets Of the Incarcerated and Releasing U.S. Veteran Veteran Integrated

More information

Serving our College Veterans in a Holistic Manner

Serving our College Veterans in a Holistic Manner Serving our College Veterans in a Holistic Manner NANCY L. MONTGOMERY RN, MSN, DIRECTOR HEALTH, WELLNESS & VETERANS, IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE ERIC GARCIA, MS, VETERAN ACADEMIC COUNSELOR, COASTLINE COLLEGE

More information

Population Health: Veterans. Humble Beginnings

Population Health: Veterans. Humble Beginnings Population Health: Veterans Randy Moore, MSN, RN VA Nursing Academy partnership with UAB SON; Clinical Instructor Humble Beginnings Colonial Period From the beginning, the English colonies in North America

More information

Oregon VA Medical Centers. To care for him who shall have borne the battle and his widow and orphan. Abraham Lincoln

Oregon VA Medical Centers. To care for him who shall have borne the battle and his widow and orphan. Abraham Lincoln Oregon VA Medical Centers To care for him who shall have borne the battle and his widow and orphan. Abraham Lincoln The White House DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT- ATION

More information

Claims Agent / Attorney Accreditation

Claims Agent / Attorney Accreditation Claims Agent / Attorney Accreditation VA Form VA21a After an affirmative determination of character and fitness for practice before the VA, claims agent applicants must achieve a score of 75 percent or

More information

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Veterans Affairs VA Central Iowa Health Care System 3600 30th St. Des Moines, Iowa 50310 (515) 699-5999 or (800) 294-8387 About VA CBOC Photos with Address and Telephone Services Eligibility

More information

BENEFITS FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

BENEFITS FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES BENEFITS FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a broad range of services for veterans of all ages. Unfortunately, some services are underused because

More information

VETERANS SERVICES. YOUR VETERANS AGENT IS: Terrance (TERRY) HART Director, Eastern Essex District Department of Veterans Services IPSWICH TOWN HALL

VETERANS SERVICES. YOUR VETERANS AGENT IS: Terrance (TERRY) HART Director, Eastern Essex District Department of Veterans Services IPSWICH TOWN HALL VETERANS SERVICES YOUR VETERANS AGENT IS: Terrance (TERRY) HART Director, Eastern Essex District Department of Veterans Services LOCATED AT: OFFICE HOURS ARE: IPSWICH TOWN HALL Mondays Thursdays 8am to

More information

How Outreach and Enrollment Staff Can Connect Veterans to Coverage

How Outreach and Enrollment Staff Can Connect Veterans to Coverage How Outreach and Enrollment Staff Can Connect Veterans to Coverage Virginia Community Healthcare Association Membership organization consisting of FQHCs and one RHC in Virginia Services include outreach

More information

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery for people who are homeless. A Key Component in Ending Veteran Homelessness

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery for people who are homeless. A Key Component in Ending Veteran Homelessness SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery for people who are homeless September 2014 A Key Component in Ending Veteran Homelessness Jen Elder, MSc Connecting Veterans with Social Security Administration (SSA)

More information

VA Benefits and Services Briefing for Transitioning Servicemembers

VA Benefits and Services Briefing for Transitioning Servicemembers VA Benefits and Services Briefing for Transitioning Servicemembers 1 VA Local Information» Briefer» VA Regional Office» Nearest Benefits Delivery at Discharge site» Nearest VA Medical Center» Nearest Vet

More information

3 r-t. ~l> ro - ro r-t. OJ ~ ro. r-tcro. OJ V) n l> -< OJ n. ' tl. r-t. r-t :J. r-t C --; --; C --; 0. '--""" ro. r:; ) C') V) --;...-.. ro. r..

3 r-t. ~l> ro - ro r-t. OJ ~ ro. r-tcro. OJ V) n l> -< OJ n. ' tl. r-t. r-t :J. r-t C --; --; C --; 0. '-- ro. r:; ) C') V) --;...-.. ro. r.. J./ fd r..) ' tl => ) ill ~ ~?"j J r:; ) C')..,..J - 0 :J ro r-t --; ""C 0 OJ --; C r-t C -- n 3 r-t ro - 0 :J r-t :J r-t 0 ---n 0 ~l> r-tcro < --; 0 OJ n :J OJ V) n l> -< OJ ~ ro OJ 0' --; V) --;...-..

More information

COLORADO VETERANS BRIEF. Ben Mestas Director Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs

COLORADO VETERANS BRIEF. Ben Mestas Director Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs COLORADO VETERANS BRIEF Ben Mestas Director Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs WHO WE ARE WHAT WE DO VBA COMPENSATION AND PENSION EDUCATION HOME LOANS LIFE INSURANCE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION DEPENDENTS

More information

Healthcare Options for Veterans

Healthcare Options for Veterans Healthcare Options for Veterans January 2015 Introduction The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offer comprehensive health coverage to active members of the military

More information

2011 CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS

2011 CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS 2011 CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS 15 TH NATIONAL CONVENTION RENO, NEVADA AUGUST 17-21, 2011 PTSD/SUBSTANCE ABUSE First adopted in 1983 as L-3-83 Updated in 1991 as L-PS-3-91 Updated in 1993 as V-7-93 Updated

More information

Veterans Benefits and Other Programs

Veterans Benefits and Other Programs Veterans Benefits and Other Programs January 31, 2012 1 Supported by the California Department of Health and Human Services Agency and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare

More information

A Resource for Public Defenders Representing U.S. Veteran Clients

A Resource for Public Defenders Representing U.S. Veteran Clients A Resource for Public Defenders Representing U.S. Veteran Clients Information generously provided to the Louisiana Public Defender Board by the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (November 2010)

More information

Service Officer Training. Structure. Benefits Appeals Hearings Resources

Service Officer Training. Structure. Benefits Appeals Hearings Resources Service Officer Training 1 VA Structure VA Law Benefits Appeals Hearings Resources 2 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) Court of

More information

Soldiers, Families, and Army Civilians. 12-05 Army Health Care

Soldiers, Families, and Army Civilians. 12-05 Army Health Care Soldiers, Families, and Army Civilians 1 1 1 1 0 1 1-0 Army Health Care High quality health care is a critical aspect of caring for Soldiers and their Families and is imperative for sustaining the Army.

More information

Veterans Services & Benefits: State & Local

Veterans Services & Benefits: State & Local Veterans Services & Benefits: State & Local David Holewinski, MSW, LICSW, CBIS Matthew Miller, MSW, LCSW Gary Helle, MSW, LCSW, BCD The VA who are we? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health

More information

Scope of Services provided by the Mental Health Service Line (2015)

Scope of Services provided by the Mental Health Service Line (2015) Scope of Services provided by the Mental Health Service Line (2015) The Mental Health Service line provides services to Veterans with a wide variety of mental health needs at its main facility in Des Moines

More information

VA Medical Benefits and Eligibility for Combat Veterans & Families. Gary M. Baker Director Health Eligibility Center Atlanta, GA

VA Medical Benefits and Eligibility for Combat Veterans & Families. Gary M. Baker Director Health Eligibility Center Atlanta, GA VA Medical Benefits and Eligibility for Combat Veterans & Families Gary M. Baker Director Health Eligibility Center Atlanta, GA March 2006 1 Overview Establishing Eligibility Health Service Priority Groups

More information

2015 NALS Education Conference and National Forum Westgate Hotel Las Vegas October 8, 2015

2015 NALS Education Conference and National Forum Westgate Hotel Las Vegas October 8, 2015 2015 NALS Education Conference and National Forum Westgate Hotel Las Vegas October 8, 2015 VA Benefits Presented by Kim Boyer, Certified Elder Law & VA Accredited Attorney Boyer Law Group 10785 W. Twain

More information

Veterans Benefits Administration Connecting With Those We Serve

Veterans Benefits Administration Connecting With Those We Serve Veterans Benefits Administration Connecting With Those We Serve Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Disability Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Home

More information

Veterans Administration: Structure and Services. Stephen Redmon, J.D., Ph.D. Staff Attorney VA Office of General Counsel

Veterans Administration: Structure and Services. Stephen Redmon, J.D., Ph.D. Staff Attorney VA Office of General Counsel Veterans Administration: Structure and Services Sean Clark, J.D. National Coordinator Veterans Justice Outreach Jessica Blue-Howells, LCSW National Director, Health Care for Reentry Veterans Stephen Redmon,

More information

VA HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT. Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor HealthCare System

VA HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT. Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor HealthCare System VA HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor HealthCare System Veterans Health Administration Honoring Those Who Served VA s health care system is patient-centered and focused

More information

Veterans Trauma Courts. Hon. Ronald Crowder District Court Judge 4 th Judicial District of Colorado

Veterans Trauma Courts. Hon. Ronald Crowder District Court Judge 4 th Judicial District of Colorado Veterans Trauma Courts Hon. Ronald Crowder District Court Judge 4 th Judicial District of Colorado US Veterans US Population: 308 million Current Active and Reserve: 2.4 million.75% of US Population Total

More information

The Role of Caregiver in Supporting our Service Members & Veterans

The Role of Caregiver in Supporting our Service Members & Veterans The Role of Caregiver in Supporting our Service Members & Veterans Laura J. Bauer, MPA Director of National Initiatives Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving Hi Ya ll! There are only four kinds of people

More information

Psychology Externship Program

Psychology Externship Program Psychology Externship Program The Washington VA Medical Center (VAMC) is a state-of-the-art facility located in Washington, D.C., N.W., and is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of

More information

Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Kai Chitaphong Acting National Director, VITAL Initiative

Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Kai Chitaphong Acting National Director, VITAL Initiative Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Kai Chitaphong Acting National Director, VITAL Initiative Total VA Beneficiaries FY10-12 Total VA Education Beneficiaries 1,200,000 1,000,000 819,281

More information

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System April D. Bartlett, LMSW Outreach Coordinator

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System April D. Bartlett, LMSW Outreach Coordinator VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System April D. Bartlett, LMSW Outreach Coordinator August 2015 1 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VHA Veterans Health Administration NCA National Cemetery Administration

More information

What You Need to Know about Veterans Disability Appeals and Social Security Disability Insurance

What You Need to Know about Veterans Disability Appeals and Social Security Disability Insurance Welcome 1 What You Need to Know about Veterans Disability Appeals and Social Security Disability Insurance Brett Buchanan, JD, VA-Accredited Claims Agent Tai Venuti, MPH No Family Left Behind, March 14,

More information

Kansas State Veteran's Benefits 2015

Kansas State Veteran's Benefits 2015 Kansas State Veteran's Benefits 2015 The state of Kansas provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits. Veteran Housing Benefits Financial

More information

VA MENTAL HEALTH ACRONYMS

VA MENTAL HEALTH ACRONYMS VA MENTAL HEALTH ACRONYMS A list of frequently used acronyms for clinics and other VA services. A AC: Access Center ACOS: Associate Chief of Staff ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ADC: Alzheimers

More information

VA RELATED VA National Call Center (provides

VA RELATED VA National Call Center (provides HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS FOR VETERANS & SURVIVORS (27 Oct 12) VA RELATED VA National Call Center (provides 800 827-1000 information related to all VA benefits. Also allows claimants to check up on status

More information

PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY SERVICES SECTION

PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY SERVICES SECTION Jeffrey Burk, Ph.D., Associate Chief Consultant PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY SERVICES SECTION UNIFORM MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES HANDBOOK 5. b. (2) Mental health services must be recovery-oriented.

More information

Application. For Veterans Care Health Insurance. Veterans Care covers veterans who need health insurance. Other Important Information

Application. For Veterans Care Health Insurance. Veterans Care covers veterans who need health insurance. Other Important Information Application For Veterans Care Health Insurance There are thousands of veterans in Illinois who are living without health insurance because they can t afford it. The citizens of Illinois feel a sense of

More information

Suicide, PTSD, and Substance Use Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures

Suicide, PTSD, and Substance Use Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures Suicide, PTSD, and Substance Use Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures Erin Bagalman Analyst in Health Policy July 18, 2011 Congressional Research Service CRS Report for Congress

More information

Licensed Mental Health Counselors and the Military Health System

Licensed Mental Health Counselors and the Military Health System Licensed Mental Health Counselors and the Military Health System LT Rick Schobitz, Ph.D., USPHS Deputy Director, Behavioral Medicine Division Office of the Chief Medical Officer TRICARE Management Activity

More information

Ending Veteran and Veteran Family Homelessness: The Veterans Benefits Administration Moving Forward

Ending Veteran and Veteran Family Homelessness: The Veterans Benefits Administration Moving Forward Ending Veteran and Veteran Family Homelessness: The Veterans Benefits Administration Moving Forward Robert T. Reynolds, Director, Benefits Assistance Service VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION February 22,

More information

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 8320-01

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 8320-01 This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 02/08/2016 and available online at http://federalregister.gov/a/2016-02350, and on FDsys.gov DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 8320-01

More information

VETERANS BENEFITS AFTER RELEASE

VETERANS BENEFITS AFTER RELEASE VETERANS BENEFITS AFTER RELEASE Produced by the Justice for Veterans Campaign 1405 Montopolis Dr. Austin, Texas 78741 There are many benefits available to veterans following their release from prison.

More information

Veterans Benefits Administration

Veterans Benefits Administration Veterans Benefits Administration John Quichocho Military Service Coordinators & Minority Veterans Program Coordinators San Diego VA Regional Office 1 San Diego Regional Office Serves all Veterans in San

More information

Mental Disorders (Except initial PTSD and Eating Disorders) Examination

Mental Disorders (Except initial PTSD and Eating Disorders) Examination Mental Disorders (Except initial PTSD and Eating Disorders) Examination Name: Date of Exam: SSN: C-number: Place of Exam: The following health care providers can perform initial examinations for Mental

More information

Trisha Chadduck, MSW, LICSW Hospice and Palliative Care Program Coordinator Loni Larson, MSW, LICSW Medical Foster Home Program Coordinator Glenda

Trisha Chadduck, MSW, LICSW Hospice and Palliative Care Program Coordinator Loni Larson, MSW, LICSW Medical Foster Home Program Coordinator Glenda Trisha Chadduck, MSW, LICSW Hospice and Palliative Care Program Coordinator Loni Larson, MSW, LICSW Medical Foster Home Program Coordinator Glenda Trochmann, MSW, LICSW Women Veterans Program Manager &

More information

Pregnancy and Mental Health Care Among Women Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

Pregnancy and Mental Health Care Among Women Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan Pregnancy and Mental Health Care Among Women Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan Kristin M. Mattocks 12 1,2, Melissa Skanderson 12 1,2, Joseph Goulet 1,2, Sally Haskell 1,2, Elizabeth Yano 3,4,

More information

THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA WORKBOOK AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION TEST FOR SERVICE OFFICERS (Revised January 13, 2016)

THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA WORKBOOK AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION TEST FOR SERVICE OFFICERS (Revised January 13, 2016) Please scroll down THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA WORKBOOK AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION TEST FOR SERVICE OFFICERS (Revised January 13, 2016) CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION WORKBOOK AND TEST INTRODUCTION

More information

2014 GLS Grantee Meeting Service Members, Veterans, and Families Learning Collaborative Additional Resources

2014 GLS Grantee Meeting Service Members, Veterans, and Families Learning Collaborative Additional Resources 2014 GLS Grantee Meeting Service Members, Veterans, and Families Learning Collaborative Additional Resources Below are resources that address suicide prevention for service members, veterans, and their

More information

CARE MANAGEMENT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) VETERANS

CARE MANAGEMENT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) VETERANS Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration Washington, DC 20420 VHA HANDBOOK 1010.01 Transmittal Sheet October 9, 2009 CARE MANAGEMENT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) AND OPERATION

More information

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 ( Choice Act )

Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 ( Choice Act ) SUMMARY Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 ( Choice Act ) The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was established to fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have

More information

San Francisco s Guide to Veterans Services

San Francisco s Guide to Veterans Services San Francisco s Guide to Veterans Services Non-Profit Assistance Coming Home Project 121 Clement Street San Francisco, CA 94118 Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 415-387-0800 Services Provided: Counseling

More information

Jane Luanne Nichols, Ph.D., L.P.C. Southern Illinois University Rehabilitation Institute Carbondale, IL 62901. 618-453-8291 jlnichols@siu.

Jane Luanne Nichols, Ph.D., L.P.C. Southern Illinois University Rehabilitation Institute Carbondale, IL 62901. 618-453-8291 jlnichols@siu. Jane Luanne Nichols, Ph.D., L.P.C. Southern Illinois University Rehabilitation Institute Carbondale, IL 62901. 618-453-8291 jlnichols@siu.edu EDUCATION 2007 Doctor of Philosophy, Rehabilitation Counselor

More information

VA CHARACTER OF DISCHARGE REVIEW: AN ALTERNATIVE TO A DISCHARGE UPGRADE

VA CHARACTER OF DISCHARGE REVIEW: AN ALTERNATIVE TO A DISCHARGE UPGRADE VA CHARACTER OF DISCHARGE REVIEW: AN ALTERNATIVE TO A DISCHARGE UPGRADE Some veterans are able to access VA benefits immediately. People with Honorable and General discharges are typically able to access

More information

Florida Medicaid: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Florida Medicaid: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Florida Medicaid: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Beth Kidder Assistant Deputy Secretary for Medicaid Operations Agency for Health Care Administration House Children, Families, and Seniors Subcommittee

More information

5/22/2015. Carilyn Ellis, PsyD Webinar for the Society of Certified Senior Advisors May, 2015. Inpatient hospital serving Active Duty Military (2010)

5/22/2015. Carilyn Ellis, PsyD Webinar for the Society of Certified Senior Advisors May, 2015. Inpatient hospital serving Active Duty Military (2010) Carilyn Ellis, PsyD Webinar for the Society of Certified Senior Advisors May, 2015 Inpatient hospital serving Active Duty Military (2010) Portland VA Medical Center (2011-2013) Salt Lake VA Healthcare

More information

The Healthy Michigan Plan Handbook

The Healthy Michigan Plan Handbook The Healthy Michigan Plan Handbook Introduction The Healthy Michigan Plan is a health care program through the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). The Healthy Michigan Plan provides health

More information

Integrating Treatment and Housing Services for Homeless Veterans: A Recovery Oriented System of Care Approach in Tucson Arizona

Integrating Treatment and Housing Services for Homeless Veterans: A Recovery Oriented System of Care Approach in Tucson Arizona Engaging, Motivating & Providing Options Within Recovery ( EMPOWR ) Integrating Treatment and Housing Services for Homeless Veterans: A Recovery Oriented System of Care Approach in Tucson Arizona Nick

More information

DOD-VA HEALTH CARE AND RELATED ISSUES

DOD-VA HEALTH CARE AND RELATED ISSUES STATEMENT OF JOHN L. MAKI DAV ASSISTANT NATIONAL SERVICE DIRECTOR BEFORE THE MILITARY COMPENSATION AND RETIREMENT MODERNIZATION COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. NOVEMBER 4, 2013 DOD-VA HEALTH CARE AND RELATED

More information

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration Homeless Programs

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration Homeless Programs Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration Homeless Programs Federal Resources for Rural Veterans Housing Assistance Council Conference May 20, 2015 Presented by: Anne Dunn, RN Deputy

More information

Veteran Resources at

Veteran Resources at Veteran Resources at For questions about Contact Information Services Provided Health Services Special Services Financial Aid and Scholarships Veterans Services Student Health Center Tel #: (818) 710 4270

More information

NATIONAL COUNCIL for Behavioral Health

NATIONAL COUNCIL for Behavioral Health NATIONAL COUNCIL for Behavioral Health National Council of State Legislatures Understanding the Needs of Veterans and Military Families Jeannie Campbell Executive Vice President December 9, 2014 Resources

More information

Truman National Security Project

Truman National Security Project 1 Table of Contents Employment/Jobs 3 Education 6 Veterans Affairs Backlog 9 Healthcare 11 Post Traumatic Stress & Traumatic Brain Injuries 15 Preventing Suicide 17 Ending Homelessness 19 Contact Us 21

More information

Helping Heroes Come Home

Helping Heroes Come Home Helping Heroes Come Home Harris County Veterans Court May 30, 2012 Honorable Discharge, on active duty or in reserves Have pending eligible felony offense Be a legal resident of/or citizen of the United

More information

Webinar. Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit: A Provider s s Perspective

Webinar. Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit: A Provider s s Perspective Webinar Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit: A Provider s s Perspective 1 Benefits of Helping Residents Apply for VA Benefit Provide an additional customer service. Application may result in financial assistance

More information

VA Pension Programs & FDC Processing. St. Paul St. Paul Pension Management Center

VA Pension Programs & FDC Processing. St. Paul St. Paul Pension Management Center VA Pension Programs & FDC Processing St. Paul St. Paul Pension Management PMC Representatives Chris Nolan - Coach, Appeals Team Elizabeth Gliske - Coach, Maintenance Team 1 What We Will Cover Overview

More information

LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN

LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN October 2012 Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations Acts As expected, Congress recessed for its summer vacation without approving VA s appropriation for Fiscal Year 2013. However, Congress

More information

Meade County Veteran Services

Meade County Veteran Services Meade County Veteran Services What is a VSO? - Disability Compensation, VA Healthcare enrollment, Non-Service Connected Pension, Spousal Benefits, Educational Benefits, Burial Benefits, Discharge Upgrades,

More information

Mobility Ventures LLC

Mobility Ventures LLC Mobility Ventures LLC Understanding the Veterans Administration Vehicle Assistance Program From the VA website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims- special- auto- allowance.asp Automobile Allowance

More information

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans Benefits Administration Washington, D.C. 20420

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans Benefits Administration Washington, D.C. 20420 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans Benefits Administration Washington, D.C. 20420 March 15, 2011 All VBA Regional Offices and Centers Fast Letter 11-09 SUBJ: Procedures for Rating Infectious Diseases

More information

Summary of Veterans Cash Grants Approved

Summary of Veterans Cash Grants Approved Summary of Veterans Cash Grants Approved Since January 1, 2011 Grant #287: American Legion, Department of Illinois Awarded $100,000 in support of their efforts to assist Illinois veterans in applying for

More information

The Healthy Michigan Plan Handbook

The Healthy Michigan Plan Handbook The Healthy Michigan Plan Handbook Introduction The Healthy Michigan Plan is a health care program through the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). Eligibility for this program will be determined

More information

Pension Management Center

Pension Management Center Pension Management Center Heidi Schweitzer-Taavao, Assistant Pension Center Manager September 2014 Excellent Year! End of FY13 September 19, 2014 36,266 claims pending 113 ADP (all end products) 20,503

More information

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse. Impacts ALL LEVELS of Leadership

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse. Impacts ALL LEVELS of Leadership Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse Impacts ALL LEVELS of Leadership What IS Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) PTSD is an illness which sometimes occurs after a traumatic event such

More information

Community and Social Services

Community and Social Services Developing a path to employment for New Yorkers with disabilities Community and Social Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers... 1 Health Educators... 4 Substance Abuse and Behavioral

More information

VETERANS' ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE DEFINITION OF VETERAN FOR PURPOSES OF ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE PROGRAMS

VETERANS' ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE DEFINITION OF VETERAN FOR PURPOSES OF ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE PROGRAMS 15.9288.01000 Prepared for the Government Services Committee VETERANS' ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE DEFINITION OF VETERAN FOR PURPOSES OF ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE PROGRAMS NORTH DAKOTA VETERANS' PROGRAMS The

More information

Treatment and Support Groups for Veterans and Family Members

Treatment and Support Groups for Veterans and Family Members James A. Haley Veterans Hospital Treatment and Support Groups for Veterans and Family Members Compiled by: Patient/Family Health Education Committee James A. Haley Veterans Hospital 13000 Bruce B. Downs

More information

ENROLLMENT & ELIGIBILITY An Information Guide for Veterans

ENROLLMENT & ELIGIBILITY An Information Guide for Veterans ENROLLMENT & ELIGIBILITY An Information Guide for Veterans www.houston.va.gov Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/houstonvamc Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/vahouston 713.794.7288 Table of Contents

More information