• Lexus Superstition Springs Benefit Golf Tournament Nov 16, 2018

    Lexus Superstition Springs Benefit Golf Tournament Nov 16, 2018

    Join us for a day of golf and fun at Superstition Springs Golf Course on Friday November 16, 2018 at 11:30am in front by the golf carts! $85.00 per person before October 1, 2018 or $95.00 per person thereafter The day includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, raffles, two (2) chances to win a Lexus IS-200 by getting a Hole-in-One*, and buffet to follow the event. Prizes will be awarded at the buffet. The day will also present the opportunity to...

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About DAV East Valley CH8

About UsWe are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America\'s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

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Lexus Superstition Springs Benefit Golf Tournament Nov 16, 2018

Lexus Superstition Springs Benefit Golf Tournament Nov 16, 2018

Join us for a day of golf and fun at Superstition Springs Golf Course on

Friday November 16, 2018 at 11:30am in front by the golf carts!

$85.00 per person before October 1, 2018 or $95.00 per person thereafter

The day includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, raffles, two (2) chances to win a Lexus IS-200 by getting a Hole-in-One*, and buffet to follow the event.

Prizes will be awarded at the buffet.

The day will also present the opportunity to meet members of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) East Valley Chapter 8 and supporting their mission which is:

“We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.”

Golfers may sign up individually* or as a specific group. Shotgun Start at 12:30pm!

Click here to download registration form

All proceeds to benefit DAV East Valley Chapter 8 to help our Veterans in the East Valley

18 Sep, 2018  Posted by Carey Slade   No Comments »
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National Service Officer Mobile Van will be at the Chapter house on Thursday Sept 13, 2018

National Service Officer Mobile Van will be at the Chapter house on Thursday Sept 13, 2018

The National Service Officer Mobile Van will be at the Chapter house on Thursday Sept 13, 2018 starting at 8am to 3pm

Due to our parking at the chapter house being limited, parking will be located at 2024 E University St. Mesa Arizona 85203 (North East Corner of University and Gilbert Rd). Transportation will be provided to and from this location.  We are asking those that do not have mobility issues to please park here.  There will be Chapter Service Officers (CSO) at this location for any question.

09 Sep, 2018  Posted by Carey Slade   No Comments »
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The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019

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On August 13, 2018, the president signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. Although the NDAA is primarily a legislative vehicle for the Department of Defense (DoD), it contains several provisions that pertain to service disabled veterans and their families, including several that address DAV policy priorities, such as:

  • Space-available travel on DoD aircraft for veterans with service-connected disabilities rated as permanent and total. Veterans who are service-connected permanent and total are eligible to fly on military aircraft, space permitting. This provision can be found under Section 624 of the NDAA and is in accord with DAV Resolution No. 274.
  •  Extension of certain morale, welfare, and recreation privileges to certain veterans and their caregivers. Beginning in January 2020, service-connected disabled veterans and their caregivers will be eligible to use base commissary stores and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities. This provision can be located under section 621 and is in agreement with DAV Resolution No. 270.
  • Improvements to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP prepares transitioning service members for civilian life. This provision includes mandatory instruction on preparation for civilian employment, VA benefits, and transition assistance. It also allows for transitioning service members to elect two days of specific training of their choice. These improvements are in agreement with DAV Resolution No. 304 and can be found in the NDAA under section 552.
  • Study on availability of long-term care options for veterans from VA. The study will focus on long-term care options from the VA for veterans with combat related disabilities. This provision can be found in the NDAA under section 738 and is aligned with DAV Resolution No. 085.

These policy changes have been important priorities for our members for many years. For veterans whose ability to work is impacted by a service-connected disability, the cost savings associated with access to base commissary and exchanges and Space-A flights will be a significant benefit. To view the full text of the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019” click here.

 

26 Aug, 2018  Posted by Beth   No Comments »
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Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act Bill Has Been Introduced, Please Support

Congressman Clay Higgins introduced H.R. 5693, the Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act. This bill would provide veterans who are no longer capable of living independently an alternative to nursing home care, in which the veteran would continue to receive the care that they need in an intimate home-like environment through VA’s Home-Based Primary Care program, and the Medical Foster Home (MFH) attendant program.  Medical Foster Homes are a type of Community Residential Care by which veterans with serious chronic disabling conditions requiring nursing home level care and coordination of services are able to receive these services in a non-institutional setting.

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Currently, the administrative costs for VA per veteran in the MFH program, including the cost of Home Based Primary Care, medications and supplies average less than $63 per day.  However, veterans who qualify for nursing home care fully paid for by the government, must pay the full cost for room, board, and personal assistance out of their own pocket, which averages to be about $110 per day to live in a MFH.

Veterans who wish to reside in a Medical Foster Home but are unable to pay approximately $1,500 to $3,000 per month are not able to avail themselves of this benefit, so many are placed in nursing homes at much greater cost to VA.  This measure would address this inequity by giving VA a three-year authority to pay for veterans, who would qualify for VA-paid nursing home care placement, so they can reside in a VA-approved MFH.

As the veteran population continues to age, the need for long-term care services will continue to grow. Home-based community programs like MFHs will enable VA to meet the needs of aging veterans in a manner closer to independent living than institutionalized care.  With the passage of this bill, veterans would have the option of care that more closely aligns with their independence while maintaining their quality of life.

This bill is in accordance with DAV Resolution No. 085, which calls for legislation to improve the comprehensive program of long-term services and supports for service-connected disabled veterans regardless of their disability ratings.

Please use the prepared letter to write your Representative to cosponsor and support passage of H.R. 5693, the Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act. Thank you for your efforts and support of the Commander’s Action Network.

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19 Aug, 2018  Posted by Beth   No Comments »
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Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2018 Introduced in Congress

Senator Deb Fischer (NE) introduced S. 2884, the Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2018.

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This bill would require the VA to create a debt notice letter, with the assistance of veterans service organizations, to be written in plain language, providing a clear explanation of why the debt was created and the options available to the veteran.  The VA would further be required to develop a method that allows veterans to receive the debt notice via email as well as by standard mail.

Currently, VA debt letters are not written in easy to understand language and often lack an explanation of why the debt was created.  Many veterans do not understand the reason for the debt, their options after notification, and in many instances, do not receive the notice in a timely manner.  Enactment of S. 2884 would provide veterans with a better debt explanation and allow them to receive a more expedient notice via email.

DAV applauds the efforts to simplify the debt notice process and supports this legislation. S. 2884 is aligned with the intent of DAV Resolution No. 171, which calls for an improved debt notification process.  Please use the prepared letter or draft your own to urge your Senators to support and cosponsor S. 2884.

Our successes depend on our unified voices and we thank you for adding your voice to stand up for veterans and their families.

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04 Aug, 2018  Posted by Beth   No Comments »
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