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Veteran Disability Compensation

If you are military veteran with a service-related disability you may qualify for over $3,100 in monthly benefits. These benefits are paid to veterans who have injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. These benefits ar... more

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Upcoming Military and Veteran Job Fairs

Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing us at <!-- // var first = 'ma'; var second = 'il'; var third = 'to:'; var address = 'jobfairs'; var dom... more

Obama Thanks 83-year-old Veteran for Stamp Idea

Garland Denny, an 83-year-old Navy veteran from Monroe, had his picture taken with President Barack Obama on Tuesday and even got a thank you from the commander-in-chief. " 'I thank you for what you're doing,' " Denny said the president told him at the Charlotte Convention Center on Tuesday during the American Legion National Convention. The p... more

VA Disability Compensation Rates

The following tables show the 2014 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher. (Effective Dec. 1, 2013) Dependents Allowance: In addition veterans entitled to compensation whose disability is rated as 30 percent or more, shall be entitled to additional compensation for dependents as follows (monthly amount... more

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VA to Start Search for New Appointments System

The Veterans Affairs Department is shopping to replace an electronic appointments scheduling system that was manipulated by staff at dozens of VA hospitals to conceal the fact facilities were not meeting the needs of veterans trying to see a doctor. The VA will publish a request for proposals by the end of September and companies will have 30 d... more

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