Richard Schleeter

Position: Serving Veterans

Email: schleeterrs@co.laplata.co.us

President Franklin Roosevelt

Factor’s elimination makes more vets health-care eligible

The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for Veterans Affairs health care, a change that will result in more veterans having access to the health-care...

DATE: April 3, 2015 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Plenty of benefits available for disabled vets

The Veterans Administration provides disabled former servicemen and women with compensation programs designed to assist disabled veterans and their dependents. The disability compensation program...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2015 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Here’s what you need to know about Choice Card

We have received many calls from veterans regarding the Veterans Choice Card they recently received in the mail from the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Here are some quick facts...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2015 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Benefits abound for those who serve country

Nobody really knows what the future holds; it’s a brand-new year, so start it right by paying a visit to your local Veterans Service Office to find out what VA benefits you may qualify for. Below...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2015 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

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

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