About: Richard Schleeter is the veterans service officer for the La Plata County Veterans Service Office

VA institutes new regulations on PTSD claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs on July 12 published a final regulation that will make the claims process and access to care easier for veterans seeking compensation for post-traumatic stress...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA program provides health services outside system

Under the Veterans Administration's Fee Program (also called Fee Basis or non-VA care), the VA may authorize veteransto receive care at a non-VA health-care facility when the needed services are...

DATE: June 26, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA offers special health-care services for women veterans

 The number and percentage of women in the military service has grown, and the number of women veterans has grownaccordingly.For more than 200 years, women have made tremendous sacrifices and...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

A day of remembrance: Honoring all who served

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation'sservice.There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with more than two dozen...

DATE: April 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA can help veterans experiencing financial hardship

Are you a veteran experiencing financial hardship? Are you in between jobs? The Department of Veterans Affairs canhelp.The VA Medical Care Hardship program may help veterans qualify for health-care...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Vet centers provide readjustment counseling services

The Vet Center program was established by Congress in 1979 out of recognition that a significant number of Vietnam Era veterans were experiencing readjustment problems.Vet centers are...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Colorado offers special benefits to veterans

The state of Colorado offers special benefits for its military service members and veterans, including Retired Military Tax Exemptions, state employment preferences, education and tuition...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Some vets qualify for disability, death pensions

Non-Service Connected Disability Pension (NSCP) is a Department of Veterans Affairs program that provides financial support to wartime veterans who have limited income.Non-service connected...

DATE: July 26, 2009 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

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