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Richard Schleeter

Position: Serving Veterans

Email: schleeterrs@co.laplata.co.us

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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

Post-Sept. 11 GI bill offers array of education benefits for veterans

The post-Sept.11 GI Bill, Chapter 33 is a new education benefit program for people who served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. It includes the most comprehensive education benefits...

DATE: July 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Vets invited to health, wellness fair in Durango

Veterans and their families will have the opportunity to meet staff members of the Durango Veterans Administration Clinic and learn more about VA health care at a veterans health-and-wellness fair...

DATE: June 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Administration plans to expedite claims decisions

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the implementation of an initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer since filing their...

DATE: May 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation

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: April 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Website offers access to health care

My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov) is the Veterans Administration’s e-health website, which offers veterans, active-duty soldiers and their dependents and caregivers Internet access to VA...

DATE: March 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA program compensates the survivors of veterans

A Veterans Administration program is designed to compensate survivors of a veteran who dies while serving or from a service-connected disability.Dependency and Indemnity Compensation payments may...

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

The keys to your pension benefits

The Veterans Administration pension program provides monthly benefit payments to certain wartime veterans with financial need and their survivors. As veterans and survivors consider applying for...

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

Readjustment counseling program coming to Durango

A new readjustment counseling services program for La Plata County veterans will be starting in January.A readjustment counseling therapist from the Farmington Vet Center will be conducting weekly...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

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