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    Our office will be closed on Monday Feb 5, 2018 due to we are remodeling. We will re-open on Tue Feb 6th @ 9am Thank you for your...

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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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Office Closed Monday Feb 5, 2018

Our office will be closed on Monday Feb 5, 2018 due to we are remodeling.

We will re-open on Tue Feb 6th @ 9am

Thank you for your understanding.

04 Feb, 2018  Posted by Carey Slade   No Comments »
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Congressman Andy Biggs is sponsoring a Veterans Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (or RAMP) Training and Benefits Fair!

Congressman Andy Biggs is sponsoring a Veterans Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (or RAMP) Training and Benefits Fair!

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
When: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Chandler Library, Downtown
Second Floor
Copper Room, North & South
22 South Delaware Street
Chandler, Arizona 85225

RSVP: Mesa District Office
(480) 699-8239 or
AZ05.VetsEvent@Mail.House.Gov
Please Include: First & Last Name
Address
Contact Number and/or Email

 

04 Feb, 2018  Posted by Beth   No Comments »
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Bill Introduced to Assist Homeless Vets Who Have Minor Children

Rep. Coffman (CO) introduced H.R. 4099, a bill which modifies the calculation of per diem payments the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes to homeless grant providers to include partial payment for each of a homeless veteran’s minor dependents.  This will ensure that a homeless veteran does not have to choose between treatment and keeping her or his family intact.

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Rep. Coffman (CO) introduced H.R. 4099, a bill which modifies the calculation of per diem payments the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes to homeless grant providers to include partial payment for each of a homeless veteran’s minor dependents.  This will ensure that a homeless veteran does not have to choose between treatment and keeping her or his family intact.

VA’s Homeless Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program has long been an important source of transitional housing for homeless veterans.  In 2016, these programs, generally operated by community providers who receive grant funding from VA, had 13,800 beds devoted to providing supportive housing and/or supportive services for homeless veterans.  Veterans may enter these programs to stabilize their medical and behavioral health issues, learn or re-learn independent living and vocational skills and seek VA services and benefits that help them recover from life on the streets. VA notes this is a successful program that in 2016, helped 16,500 veterans move from transitional to permanent housing.

Please support this legislation to assist our homeless veterans and their families.    You can use the prepared letter below to ask your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 4099.

Click the link below to log in and send your message:
https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/_N25xh1J_rT6d4VjVSDujA

26 Jan, 2018  Posted by Beth   No Comments »
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New Online Tool Will Provide Veterans With Customized Instructions for Discharge Upgrade Process

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense (DOD), through a joint initiative with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has launched a new web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to Veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge.

By answering a few short questions, Veterans will receive information on the specific armed services board to contact, the form/s to fill out, special guidance applicable to their case, where to send their application and helpful tips for appealing their discharge.

“This new tool and partnership with DOD is one of many VA initiatives offered to Veterans who believe they may have been unfairly discharged or received an unfair discharge characterization,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “Veterans who believe their discharge was unjust, erroneous or warrants an upgrade are encouraged to use the tool and then apply for review.”

DOD officials also praised the new innovative tool.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs in developing this wonderful and easily accessible tool,” said Mr. Robert Wilkie, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. “We support our Veterans, whether they served recently or long ago, and we are excited to introduce a tool that will individualize the guidance for those who desire an upgrade or change in their military discharge.”

The military has estimated that tens of thousands of Veterans with less than honorable discharges are especially likely to have unjust discharges deserving of upgrades. These are Veterans who were discharged due to incidents relating to post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or sexual orientation. Fragmented and confusing information has historically deterred Veterans from obtaining crucial information and — in many cases — necessary benefits.

The discharge upgrade tool is available at https://www.vets.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions.

25 Jan, 2018  Posted by Beth   No Comments »
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VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary and Mental Health-care Needs

VA Facilities Now Offer Same-day Care for Urgent Primary  and Mental Health-care Needs 

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now offer same-day services for urgent primary and mental health-care needs.

Same-day services means a Veteran with an urgent need for primary care and mental health-care receives services that may include: a face-to-face visit with a clinician; advice provided during a call with a nurse; a telehealth or video care visit; an appointment made with a specialist; or a prescription filled the same day, depending upon what best meets the needs of the Veteran.

“We made a commitment to our nation’s Veterans that we would work to reduce wait times and improve access, and we are doing it,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “We were able to meet this goal, in large part, because of the concerted focus of our staff who care for our Veterans in facilities across the country.”

Since 2014, VA has concentrated its efforts on improving access and meeting the urgent health-care needs of Veterans. In 2016, all of VA’s medical centers offered same-day services for primary and mental health services.

In addition to offering same-day services, VA has reduced patient wait times. VA also implemented a new process to ensure timely follow-up appointments for time-sensitive medical needs. More than 100,000 such appointments have been completed.

In 2017, Veterans completed over 57.5 million appointments and VA clinicians saw almost 6 million patients.

To view access information about each facility nationwide, visit https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/.  The information provided at this link is not offered by any major national hospital organization in the country.

14 Jan, 2018  Posted by Beth   No Comments »
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