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Some of our Georgia veterans are being solicited by a company called VA Claims Insider https://vaclaimsinsider.com This firm is not accredited by the VA to file claims or appeals on veterans behalf. They charge large fees to advise you how to fill our your own claims and give you access to their medical network. If the claim is unsuccessful, you still owe them their fees and if you don't pay, they will send your case to collections (and possibly ruin your credit). Additionally, this company cannot represent you in anappeal (because they are not accredited by the VA to do so).
 Beware of this vendor, one of our Georgia Veterans is already experiencing the negative effects of using this service.



VA to start processing disability claims for certain conditions related to particulate matter

The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas - if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.


This will expand benefits for Veterans who served in:

Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, and Uzbekistan during the Persian Gulf War, from September 19, 2001, to the present, or
The Southwest Asia theater of operations from August 2, 1990, to the present.
If you have a pending claim for one or more of these conditions, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll send you a decision notice when we complete our review.

For more information on the new presumptive conditions, visit our website at Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposures - Public Health (va.gov). 

To apply for benefits, Veterans and survivors may visit VA.gov or call toll-free at 800-827-1000.

Read Both Links:

VA Start Processing Claims

Expanding Benefits for Those Who Served


What is Gulf War Illness

| Symptoms of Gulf War Illness | Gulf War Syndrome & Disability | theSITREP

In this episode of theSITREP, we define what Gulf War Illness is, its symptoms, short-term and long-term effects of Gulf War Illness, and much more about Desert Storm with subject-matter-expert Dr. Krengel.

What is Gulf War Illness


‘Where to start?’ – The VA Welcome Kit

Veterans know that VA has no shortage of technical handouts, benefits books and informational materials, but even with all these resources, Veterans are saying “Where do I start?”




Amtrak offers Veteran, military member discounts

Amtrak offers discount for Veterans and Active Duty military.


The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an 

endorsement of products and services on part of the VA.


VA to implement Executive Orders governing taxpayer-funded union activities



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.



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



Free Steam games for Veterans and their families

Games to Grunts offers free video games on steam and other platforms to Veterans, military, and their families.


The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an 

endorsement of products and services on part of the VA.




Honoring Fallen Veterans Online

The Veterans Legacy Memorial is the first digital platform dedicated entirely to memory preservation for the 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries. Each Veteran will have their own memorial page. Search the site for Veterans, find out where they are buried and read the details of their lives and service. Future capabilities may be expanded to allow families, survivors, fellow Veterans and others to add photos and share memories to a deceased Veteran’s memorial page.



U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program now hiring

*Army Corps of Engineers VCP provides Veterans a bridging transition while processing at-risk archaeological collections.

It is hiring.

*The post U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program now hiring appeared first on VAntage Point.



Veterans wanted to work at military exchanges downrange

If you are a veteran who would like to return to the Middle East, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, may have a job for you.



Four important things to know about Appeals Modernization

The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Appeals Modernization Act or AMA) improves the appeals process for Veterans and their families. AMA gives Veterans choice over how VA reviews their disagreement with a claim decision and ensures Veterans receive faster, clearer decisions.

Here are four important things Veterans need to know about AMA:



Veterans and transitioning military get a free year of LinkedIn Premium
Includes over 14,000 LinkedIn learning courses



terans: contact w/ toxic chemicals or other hazardous materials during your service may cause later health problems. Learn more.




New research on the health of female and male Gulf War-era Veterans

A VA study of Gulf War-era Veterans showed that many health problems, including migraine headaches, dermatitis, and arthritis, were more common among females compared to males. The exception was for certain diseases related to cardiovascular health and diabetes, which are generally more common among U.S males. The findings are illustrated at: 




VA launches Veterans Legacy Memorial to honor deceased Veterans online




Free Scuba Diving for Disabled Veterans, Free Six Flags Georgia Admission, The Mission Continues Day of Service



VA releases mental health and suicide prevention toolkit for former Guard and Reserve members

Improving care and support for former Guard and Reserve members who were never federally activated is a critical part of VA’s suicide prevention efforts.



VET TEC, a high-tech training pilot program, is now taking Veteran applications

VET TEC allows Veterans to receive accelerated training in coding bootcamps and similar programs in information science, computer programming, computer software, media application, and data processing. The program is meant to quickly teach Veterans the cutting-edge skills they need to work in the high-tech industry.