Information for our Veterans friends

Information for our Veterans friends

#VetResources – for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors

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Survivors Benefits

VA Releases Survivors Quick Start Guide

Part of VA’s Welcome Kit, the Survivors quick start guide begins with a step by step checklist for preparing, applying for, and following up on the available benefits. The guide also helps families identify VA Survivor benefits and services they may be eligible for.

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VA shares electronic health records

VA shares electronic health records

Previously, VA required you to provide written authorization for VA to release your electronic health information to your community care provider. Starting in January, 2020 – VA will automatically share your health information with your community provider, requiring no action on your part.

You can opt out of of sharing automatically if you wish. THERE IS NO SEPTEMBER 30TH DEADLINE TO OPT OUT.

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VA Podcast: Army Ranger, Mogadishu Veteran, Chaplain, Author

JeffStrueker

On the 26th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, Army Ranger Veteran Jeff Struecker discusses the battle, and his life after as a chaplain, a pastor, and an author.

Also: News releases about GI Bill changes, and changes to MISSION Act.

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Free flu shots for Veterans at your local Walgreens

Flu Shots

VA and Walgreens are national partners, providing no-cost flu shots to enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system. Now through March 31, 2020, simply go to any Walgreens pharmacy and show your Veterans Health Identification Card and another form of photo ID.

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Were you a Student Veteran?

SVA

Student Veterans of America and other Veterans Service Organizations are asking for your input to improve their resources and programs. Sharing your unique stories and experiences will pay it forward for future generations of Veterans.

TAKE THE SURVEY


VA strengthens Caregiver Support Program

Caregivers

VA has announced improvements to the Caregiver Support Program and a timeline for expanding the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. VA is expanding the program in accordance with the VA MISSION Act of 2018. The first phase of the program expansion will occur once the VA Secretary has certified that VA’s new caregiver information technology system is fully implemented, which could be as early as the Summer of 2020.

Discuss: What is the one piece of advice you would offer to other military and Veteran caregivers to help navigate their health journey?

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Supporting Veterans in finding civilian employment to reduce suicide risk – WEBINAR

Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, October 3rd at 2-3 p.m. ET.

Watch online at: https://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/_a1089657440/partnerships

Audio only: 1-800-767-1750 code 52655

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National Resource Directory

Did you know the National Resource Directory has more than 14,000 vetted resources available to you right now? Featured Resource: National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) delivers training, employment, career, and business services while promoting innovation in workforce development, in particular with the employment of Veterans.

VA Welcome Kit

Find a VA Facility near you.

 FACILITY LOCATOR

Not sure where to start?

 VA WELCOME KIT

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

RallyPoint Resources

Learn how RallyPoint can help you and other members of the Veteran community. Connect with Veterans about mild to moderate TBIs. Discuss with Veterans the symptoms of un-undiagnosed brain injuries. Learn ways to get free R&R style PTSD treatment. 


What are the best free things or discounts you know of around Veterans Day?