Bernie Sanders, one of the good guys in Washington DC: The Senate tonight voted to block cuts in benefits for Social Security and disabled veterans. The amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) put the Senate on record against changing how cost-of-living increases are calculated in a way that would result in significant cuts.
The DAV employs a corps of National Service Officers (NSOs) & Transition Service Officers (TSOs) who represent veterans & their families with claims for benefits from the VA, the DoD & other government agencies. Veterans needn't be DAV members to take advantage of this free assistance. TSOs offer benefits counseling & assistance to service members submitting claims for VA health benefits; vocational rehabilitation; education & much more.
A delay in the processing of a disabled veteran's benefits from the Department of Veteran's Affairs has left a woman and her three kids homeless. The VA took
Finding Your Benefits is as Easy as 1 - 2 - 3! Browse Over 150 Fact Sheets for Benefit Eligibility and Highlights Calculate Estimates of Your Survivor and Survivor Education Benefits Forecast Your Retirement Benefits Special information is provided for severely injured Soldiers and their families in the Wounded Warrior section of the site and for surviving family members of fallen Soldiers in the Survivor Benefits section.
Class Action Settlement for Veterans with PTSD On December 22, 2011, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims gave approval to a class-action settlement victory for veterans and their families. As a result of the settlement proposed by The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), the U.S. military agreed to pay lifetime disability retirement benefits to 1,029 of the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discharged with PTSD who were denied benefits.