Position: Serving Veterans

Email: schleeterrs@co.laplata.co.us

There’s help out there for those in need

Mission of the Veterans Service Office: To provide prevention, protection, advocacy and support services to veterans and their families so they can maximize their quality of life, well-being and...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2014 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Event aims to help homeless, struggling vets

The Durango Veterans Service Office, Veterans for Veterans and Disabled American Veterans of Durango and Pagosa Springs are hosting the first Four Corners Veterans Stand Down for homeless veterans...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2014 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Veterans Affairs offers wide range of services for veterans

Veterans are eligible for a wide range of services offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Major categories include compensation, pension and health care; vocational rehabilitation and...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2014 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Comprehensive education benefits offered under GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33 is an education benefit program for people who served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. It includes the most comprehensive education benefits package...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Health care and the ACA: What veterans need to know

There are three things veterans should know about their health-care options: Veterans Affairs wants all veterans to receive health care that improves their health and well-being. If you are...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

On-the-job, apprenticeship programs help vets, employers

Both on-the-job and apprenticeship training programs are available for veterans using their Veterans Administration education benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill. These programs allow...

DATE: April 5, 2014 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Incentives program offers benefits to employers, vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program provides eligible veterans with the opportunity to obtain training and practical hands-on experience concurrently...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2014 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

New dental insurance plan available to veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible veterans, plus their family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program, to...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Many not using health benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides health coverage to millions of veterans. However, not all eligible veterans are accessing their health-care benefits. The VA estimates that 1.3 million...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Eligibility expands for family stipend

The Veterans Administration recognizes that family caregivers in a home environment can enhance the health and well-being of veterans. Family caregivers provide crucial support in caring for...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Equine-assisted therapy available

Therapeutic Experiences LLC of Durango needs the help of local veterans. Therapeutic Experiences founders Ron and Katie Tyner are offering a free Equine Assisted Learning pilot program in which...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Disability benefits forms streamline process

Disability benefits questionnaires are downloadable forms created for veterans to use in the evaluation process for disability claims. DBQs were developed to streamline the collection of necessary...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

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