Category Archives: Veterans

18 Nov

Are You Using the VA’s eBenefits?

The self-service web portal, designed and run by both the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense, provides information and faster delivery of service-related benefits.  This article explains some of the many features that are prompting more and more veterans to join the already two million registered users on eBenefits. 30,000 veterans use eBenefits every

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15 Nov

Vets101: A New Resource for Veterans

On November 8, 2012, The World Institute on Disability (WID) launched Vets101.org, a site dedicated to information and free career planning tools for veterans. In the works since 2008, Vets101 is a service made possible with the invaluable collaboration of veterans’ organizations, wounded warriors, veterans with disabilities, and their friends and family. Vets101 will feature

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12 Nov

Congressional Bill May Speed Up Veterans’ Disability Payments

For the millions of disabled veterans who are applying for disability benefits, there is hope of faster processing times for their payments.  The Recovering Service Members Disability Benefits Act (HR 6445), a bipartisan bill proposed by Reps. Glenn Thompson, (R-PA) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA), would eliminate the customary five month waiting period between the claim

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11 Feb

Veterans Pension and Disability Benefits

A veteran may receive full VA compensation benefits as well as full Social Security Disability benefits.  However, VA pensions are treated differently. Your VA pension will be reduced by the amount of Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits you receive.  If you qualify for needs-based Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, they will be reduced by the

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